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Tom Hayden, who went from the 1960s counterculture, where he was a radical leader in both the civil rights and antiwar movements, to the California state legislature, where he worked on what he called "modern, workplace, neighborhood issues," has passed away at age 76. He had been suffering from heart problems.

Hayden's evolution was marked by a marriage to fellow activist Jane Fonda from 1973-1990, and a philosophical mellowing. The New York Times reports that "in a memoir, 'Reunion' (1988), he described himself as a 'born-again Middle American' and expressed regret for 'romanticizing the Vietnamese' and for allowing his antiwar zeal to turn into anti-Americanism."
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