Austin lawyer shot dead by Dick Cheney

AUSTIN, Texas — Harry Whittington, a Texas Republican trailblazer and prominent Austin attorney who found himself in the national spotlight in 2006 when he was accidentally shot by then-Vice President Dick Cheney, is died this weekend at 95.

Whittington’s death has been reported by multiple news outlets since Sunday and confirmed by his wife and family friend Karl Rove. No cause of death has been listed and no funeral arrangements have been made public.

Tall and impeccably dressed, Whittington remained active in his Austin law practice well into his 90s. For the rest of his life, he carried in his cheek and torso some of Cheney’s shotgun bird pellets during the quail hunting accident on a ranch owned by the influential Armstrong family. of South Texas.

USA Today

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