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Ex-Democratic Chairman Robert Strauss dies at 95

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WASHINGTON — Dealmaker and political powerbroker Robert S. Strauss, a former Democratic Party chairman whose counsel also was prized by Republicans, died Wednesday. He was 95. A spokesman for Strauss’ law firm, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, confirmed the death but released no other information. Strauss, a quick-witted and gregarious Washington insider with a soft Texas drawl, moved easily in the city’s political, business and social circles. Mixing outlandish boasts with a self-deprecating humor, ...

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