Ok in fairness he was a Senator, but I just got a call that he has passed on. I even went online to see if anything was posted about him yet; and found this note at the Statesman online.
It is funny because when I was explaining to Richard who Chick was I was smiling and talking about those big hands, that always made mine feel so small; then I saw Richard Stallings quote about those "hearty handshakes".
I would add too that he has one heck of a poker face!
Rest in Peace Senator.