Remembering Former Sen. Arlen Specter’s Long and Distinguished Career — PICTURES

Oct. 14, 2012, 9:28 a.m.

The ca­reer of former Sen. Ar­len Specter, D-Pa., who died on Sunday, Oc­to­ber 14, 2012 (read more Na­tion­al Journ­al cov­er­age here), stretches back dec­ades, from his time as a Phil­adelphia dis­trict at­tor­ney in the early 1960s to his un­suc­cess­ful bid in 2010 for reelec­tion as a U.S. sen­at­or from Pennsylvania.

Be­low are some high­lights of his ca­reer.