Wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn dies at age 80

Emily Clyburn, the wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, died in Columbia on Thursday morning, according…

Emily Clyburn, the wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, died in Columbia on Thursday morning, according to the congressman’s office. She was 80 years old. Rep. Clyburn skipped several recent public events, at which officials sought prayers for his family and Emily Clyburn in his absence. Most recently, former State Sen. John Land stepped in for Clyburn as emcee of Monday’s Galivants Ferry Stump, which drew four of the 20 Democrats seeking their party’s presidential nomination.

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