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Pioneering Aviator, Activist, and Political Spouse Janey Hart Dies at 93


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Pioneering Aviator, Activist, and Political Spouse Janey Hart Dies at 93

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Jane Hart, an aviator, activist, and "American heroine," died June 5 at the age of 93 from complications arising from Alzheimer's disease.

Though her husband, Philip Hart (D-Mich.) was a long-serving and well-respected U.S. senator—sometimes described as the "conscience of the Senate"—Jane Hart, known as Janey, transcended the traditional role of a political spouse, charting her own course and claiming her own victories.