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I offer my deepest condolences to the Berry family on the death of Former Kentucky State Senator John M. Berry, Jr., Wendell's brother. May he rest in peace.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - John M. Berry Jr., the Henry County lawyer and farmer who led the Kentucky General Assembly's fight to become independent from the control of the governor more than three decades ago, died Thursday at his Henry County home. He was 81.

"John had been ill a long time with ill with a heart problem," his brother, author Wendell Berry, said. "I think it's appropriate to say that he died of old age."

"In our different ways John and I inherited our father's interest in farming," Wendell Berry said. "...We were both interested in land conservation and the issues related to that. We were friends and allies for a long time...He was capable, he was upright, he was considerate."

See more at The Courier-Journal.

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