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July 18, 2020

NAB Statement on the Death of Rep. John Lewis

WASHINGTON, D.C. In response to the passing of Rep. John Lewis at the age of 80, the following statement can be attribute to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

I was fortunate to have known and worked with John Lewis during the overlapping years that we served in Congress. But I count myself doubly fortunate to have gone with John on his last visit to Selma and to have walked with him over the Edmund Pettis Bridge. John Lewis was a warrior for justice and a soldier for peace. His life was gentle, his message powerful, and his leadership historic, leading us all to a more perfect union."

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