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The casket of U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg passes (Credit: AP)

The casket of U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg passes in front of his widow, Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, center, and Vice President Joe Biden, after his funeral service at Manhattan's Park Avenue Synagogue. (June 5, 2013)

Frank Lautenberg, NJ Senator, remembered

Tenacity marked U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg's journey from poor child to multimillionaire who served for decades in the Senate, leaving his mark along the way on aspects of American life.

The casket of U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg passes
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The casket of U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg passes in front of his widow, Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, center, and Vice President Joe Biden, after his funeral service at Manhattan's Park Avenue Synagogue. (June 5, 2013)

Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, widow of U.S. Sen. Frank
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Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, widow of U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, embraces Vice President Joe Biden before her husband's funeral at Park Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan. (June 5, 2013)

Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the funeral
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Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the funeral for Sen Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) at the Park Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan. The 89-year-old senator was the "definition of what it means to be a successful man," said Biden, who first met him in 1975. (June 5, 2013)

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Former Senators Joseph Lieberman, left, and Bob Kerry,
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Former Senators Joseph Lieberman, left, and Bob Kerry, greet each other before the funeral for Sen. Frank Lautenberg at Park Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan. (June 5, 2013)

Family and friends watch as the casket of
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Family and friends watch as the casket of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) is loaded into a hearse after his funeral service at Park Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan. (June 5, 2013)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie leaves the funeral
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie leaves the funeral service of Sen. Frank Lautenberg at Park Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan. (June 5, 2013)

A girl cries while the casket of Sen.
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A girl cries while the casket of Sen. Frank Lautenberg is loaded into a hearse after his funeral service at Park Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan. (June 5, 2013)

Security agents guard the hearse holding the casket
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Security agents guard the hearse holding the casket of Sen. Frank Lautenberg after his funeral service at Park Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan. (June 5, 2013)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (lower left), and
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (lower left), and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attend the funeral for Sen. Frank Lautenberg at Park Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan. (June 5, 2013)

Rabbi Dan Cohen of Sharey Tifelo-Israel Synagogue in
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Rabbi Dan Cohen of Sharey Tifelo-Israel Synagogue in South Orange, N.J., speaks during the funeral service for Sen. Frank Lautenberg at Park Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan. (June 5, 2013)

Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during the funeral
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Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during the funeral service for Sen. Frank Lautenberg at Park Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan. (June 5, 2013)

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