PHOTOS: U.S. Sen. Ernest “Fritz” Hollings

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Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, talks to supporters at the Galivants Ferry Stump May 6, 1996. The Galivants Ferry Stump is oldest in the nation and is traditionally recongnized as the start of the Democratic campaign trial in the state. (AP/Lou Krasky)

(LOU KRASKY)

Robert Bonner, Commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service and Sen. Ernest " Fritz" Hollings, explain how the vehicle and cargo inspection system is able to x-ray container ships. (AP photo/Paula Illingworth)

(PAULA ILLINGWORTH)

Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, D-S.C., gestures as he announces that he that will not seek re-election, during a news conference, Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, in Columbia, S.C. Hollings was first elected to the Senate in 1966 (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)

(MARY ANN CHASTAIN)

U.S. Senator Ernest " Fritz" Hollings, D-S.C., attending Democratic state convention for South Carolina on Jan. 25, 1983 in California. (AP Photo)

This Nov. 16, 2004 file photo shows, Sen. Ernest ''Fritz'' Hollings, D-S.C., ahead of his retirement in January, address the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/APTN, File)

FILE - This July 20, 1983 file photo shows Senator Ernest F. Hollings (D-S.C.) in Washington, DC. (AP Photo/File)

1984 Democratic field of presidential candidates before a debate in Goffstown, N.H. Including: Walter Mondale; Sen. John Glenn; Sen. Fritz Hollings; Gov. Reubin Askew; Sen. Gary Hart; George McGovern; Jesse Jackson; and Sen. Alan Cranston. (Jim Cole)

(JIM COLE)

This April 20, 1971 file photo shows Sen. Ernest F. Hollings (D-S.C.) in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/ Henry Griffin, File)

(Henry Griffin)

In this Friday, July 23, 2010, file photo, VP Joe Biden chats with former U.S. Sen. Ernest Fritz Hollings during the dedication ceremony of the new Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain, File)

(Mary Ann Chastain)