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John Durkin, 76; served N.H. in US Senate in 1970s

CONCORD, N.H. — Former US Senator John Durkin, a New Hampshire Democrat who won his seat in 1975 in one of the closest elections in Senate history, died Tuesday. He was 76.

Senator Durkin, who served from 1975 to 1980, died at Franklin Regional Hospital following a brief illness.

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