February 9, 1995
Bill Fulbright died of a massive stroke at his home in Washington DC. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Fayetteville (Washington County). The themes that dominated Fulbright’s public life and work were cultural tolerance and international cooperation. During his thirty-two years in Congress as Democratic senator from Arkansas, the former Rhodes scholar appealed to the peoples of the world but particularly his countrymen to appreciate and tolerate other cultures and political systems without condoning armed aggression or human rights violations.