RUSSELLVILLE – Alex Streett, an influential attorney who made a name for himself taking on Arkansas’ election corruption of the 1970’s, has died at the age of 80.
Streett served as Fifth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney from 1971 to 1982. His district included Johnson, Pope, Yell, and Conway Counties – the last of which was ruled by former Sheriff Marlin Hawkins, whose practices were well known and well documented in his autobiography How I Stole Elections.
Streett was also a longtime backer of former President Bill Clinton, who said this week that their association was nearly five decades long.
“He excelled in every role he ever had — public servant, lawyer, citizen, and family man,” Clinton said in a statement. “I’ll always be grateful for the friendship and unwavering support he — and his family — have given over so many years.”
Streett’s daughter Stephanie is now the head of the Clinton Foundation.
A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at St. John’s Catholic Church, with Father Jack Sidler officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park, by Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.
The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, with a Rosary starting at 6 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Shinn Funeral Service of Russellville.