Former Senator Harris Wofford Dies

Former U.S. Senator Harris Wofford has died.

Wofford took office in 1991 following a special election against former Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh to win the seat held by Sen. John Heinz, who had been killed in a midair crash.

The Democrat from Pennsylvania was unseated in a 1994 election against Republican Rick Santorum.

Wofford was also a World War II veteran and the fifth president of Bryn Mawr College. He is also considered one of the architects of the Peace Corps.

Wofford has three children with his wife, Clare Lindgren, who passed away in 1996.

He died Monday at the age of 92.

During that race in 1991, Wofford sat down with Newswatch 16's Marisa Burke. Here's part of that story from our Video Vault:

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