Obituary | Despite chronic pain and disabilities, the prominent leader continued to fight for conservative principles until the end
by Emily Belz
Posted 12/18/08, 12:00 am
WASHINGTON-Conservative giant Paul Weyrich, 66, died Thursday around 1 a.m. Weyrich had suffered poor health for a number of years following a spinal injury in 1996 and the amputation of his legs in 2005. A champion of the fundamentals of conservatism, he watched the conservative movement ebb and flow and ebb again over his more than 40-year career in Washington.