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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
August 16, 2001

Statement by the President

I am deeply saddened by the loss of my friend Floyd Spence. He was a leader of great courage and determination, especially since his double-lung transplant surgery thirteen years ago. As a Congressman, he will be remembered as a true friend of the men and women in our armed services and a steadfast servant of his fellow South Carolinians. Laura and I send our prayers to his wife Debbie and Floyd's children and grandchildren.