Doris Haddock

Doris "Granny D" Haddock was 72 years my senior, but I truly believed she would outlive me. She was a proud great-grandmother of 16 and a serial troublemaker. She died on March 9 at 100. Few people believed Doris would survive the year when, at the age of 88, she began a Sisyphean walk across America to promote campaign-finance reform. Her lungs hurt badly, and her knees hurt worse, but after 3,200 miles, Doris was greeted in Washington by the cheers of thousands of supporters. Her bill passed. When she was 94, Doris unexpectedly became the Democratic nominee for one of...

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