Remembering Warren RudmanFormer U.S. Sen. Warren Rudman left his mark on the country and New Hampshire, from the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings deficit reduction act to the federal courthouse in Concord that bears his name. Rudman, 82, died just before midnight Monday at George Washington Hospital in Washington, D.C., from complications of lymphoma. He had been in declining health for some time.
Nov. 4, 1980: Former New Hampshire Attorney General Warren Rudman delivers his victory speech after winning his race for the U.S. Senate. (BOB LaPREE/UNION LEADER FILE)
Dec. 29, 1980: Former N.H. Attorney General Warren Rudman is sworn in as U.S. senator by Gov. Hugh Gallen at a State House ceremony. Outgoing Democratic Sen. John Durkin resigned from the Senate early to give Rudman a seniority advantage over other newly elected senators. Rudman's daughter, Laura, is holding the bible. (UPI/FILE)
1985: Senators Warren Rudman, R-N.H., Phil Gramm, R-Texas, and Ernest Hollings, D-S.C., talk about the Gramm-Rudman balanced-budget law at the U.S. Capitol. (AP/FILE)
Sept. 14, 1990: Sen. Warren Rudman talks with David Souter during a break in the confirmation hearings for Souter's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Rudman was instrumental in Souter's selection and confirmation. Both men were former New Hampshire attorneys general. (AP/FILE)
Sept. 22, 1992: Speaking at the State House, Sen. Warren Rudman announces he will campaign for then Gov. Judd Gregg (right) to replace him. Rudman decided not to seek a third term in the Senate. (AP/FILE)
Sept. 20, 1993: Former senators Paul Tsongas, D-Mass., and Warren Rudman, R-N.H., co-chairmen of the Concord Coalition, discuss their plan to eliminate the federal budget deficit by 2000 at a Washington news conference. (AP/FILE)
Former New Hampshire Attorney General Warren Rudman campaigns for the U.S. Senate in Concord, in the fall of 1980. (BOB LaPREE/UNION LEADER FILE)