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December 3, 2007

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Friend and Supporter of Christendom College Henry Hyde Dies

Former U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde, 83, died early Thursday, Nov. 29. Hyde was a great friend and supporter of Christendom College. In 1999 Hyde was awarded the College’s Pro Deo et Patria Medal for Distinguished Service to Church and Nation. Hyde sponsored a proposal prohibiting federal funding for abortions during his second year in Congress. The so-called "Hyde Amendment" faced legal challenges all the way to the Supreme Court, where it was declared constitutional in 1980. The Republican congressman served…

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