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Gov. Edgar Whitcomb dies in Rome at the age of 98

ROME – Former Indiana Gov. Edgar D. Whitcomb, who rose from humble rural Indiana roots to become a leader on the seas of war and in the Indiana Statehouse, died Thursday at his home in Perry County.  He was 98 years old.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence called Whitcomb a friend and a great Hoosier who inspired countless others with his bravery and public service.