Former Sen. Jim Inhofe dead at 89: family

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(The Hill) — Former Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) has died at the age of 89, his family announced Tuesday.

Inhofe died shortly before 5 a.m. on Tuesday, surrounded by his wife, Kay, and three surviving children, Molly, Jimmy and Katy, the family said.

Inhofe’s family said he contracted a sudden illness over the holiday, but did not provide details. 

His death comes nearly two years after the former senator retired from the upper chamber in 2023 after serving for more than 20 years in Congress. He was Oklahoma’s longest-serving U.S. senator. 

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