John C. Culver, Iowa lawmaker, Harvard star
As a Harvard football star, Mr. Culver had the key touchdown that helped the Crimson down Yale in 1953, 13-0.
A confidant of Edward Kennedy, Mr. Culver gave a eulogy at the celebration of life service for his friend at the Kennedy Presidential Library in 2009.
They met on a practice football field for Harvard College in 1950, both lowly freshmen, one a conservative Republican from Iowa, the other the last of a triumvirate of brothers who would build a Democratic dynasty. The friendsh...