Strom Thurmond released from hospital
October 5, 1997
Web posted at: 5:50 p.m. EDT (2150 GMT)
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Strom Thurmond was discharged from a
Washington hospital Sunday, one day after he was admitted for
observation after becoming dehydrated and dizzy during the
Promise Keepers rally.
The South Carolina Republican -- who at 94 is the oldest
person ever to serve in Congress -- was in "fine" shape when
he was released from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, a
hospital spokesman told CNN.
The spokesman said Thurmond was able to walk out of the
Thurmond, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services
Committee, was taken to the hospital after he complained of
feeling dizzy during the Promise Keepers rally. The daylong
revival service drew hundreds of thousands of men to the
Mall, where temperatures climbed into the 80s.
In February, Thurmond spent 11 days at Walter Reed because of