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Tributes to the late Nancy Hamilton

The following statements were issued regarding the passing of Nancy Hamilton, the wife of Lee Hamilton, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and current member of the U.S. Homeland Security Advisory Council:

U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind.

“Marsha and I had the great privilege of knowing Nancy Hamilton when I worked with her husband, Lee. We were shocked to hear the tragic news of her death and express our sincere condolences to Lee and his family. Nancy Hamilton was a lovely and gracious woman. She was a true supporter and partner to Lee and his career serving our state and country. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lee and the Hamilton family during this difficult time.”

John Gregg, Democratic gubernatorial candidate

"I was saddened to hear of Nancy Hamilton's death. My deepest sympathies go out to her friends and family as they deal with this tragic loss. Congressman Hamilton and his entire family are in the prayers of myself and my family."

U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, Democratic gubernatorial candidate

"Karen and I were shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Nancy Hamilton. Mrs. Hamilton and her husband raised a wonderful family and made an enormous contribution to the life of our state and our nation. Our hearts and prayers go out to Lee and their entire family during this difficult time."

State Sen. Vi Simpson, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor

"I was heartbroken when I heard about Nancy Hamilton's accident on Saturday night. Through the years she was a rock for Congressman Hamilton as he worked to make Indiana and our country a stronger place. She and her family are in our prayers during this time."

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