Harry Whittington: Texas Lawyer Shot by Dick Cheney

From a New York Times obit by Douglas Martin headlined “Harry Whittington, Texas Lawyer Shot by Cheney, Dies at 95”:

Harry Whittington, a wealthy and well-connected lawyer who gained sudden global fame as the unintended victim of a shotgun blast by former Vice President Dick Cheney, died early Saturday morning, his wife said. He was 95.

Mr. Whittington typified the breed of Texan known as the good ol’ boy, a traditional Lone Star tribute to wit, understatement and loyalty. He regularly played cards with a nonagenarian former Texas Supreme Court chief judge and enjoyed a bantering relationship with President George W. Bush.