He then served as private secretary for his father who was United States Ambassador to Portugal. Death funeral and burial
In his later years Pell suffered from Parkinson's Disease. Roberts and former Governor and U.
A Democrat he was Rhode Island's longest serving senator. Claiborne de Borda Pell (November 22 1918 - January 1 2009) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island serving six terms from 1961 to 1997 and was best known as the sponsor of the Pell Grant which provides financial aid funding to U. S.