03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Former GOP Rep Henry Hyde Dies At 83

Former Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Ill.), the chairman of the House International Relations Committee who as Judiciary Committee chief wielded the gavel during President Clinton's impeachment, has died, a family member confirmed Thursday.

Hyde, 83, an icon of the conservative movement, had been ill, undergoing triple bypass surgery earlier this year.

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