GOP Rep. Don Young of Alaska has been confirmed dead at 88. When is Don Young funeral service, pictures and arrangements?
Don Young Death
His office confirmed in a statement that he died Friday at the age of 88 while going home to Alaska.
Young, who was first elected to Congress in 1973, was also the Republican lawmaker with the longest tenure in Congress.
“It’s with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce Congressman Don Young (R-AK), the Dean of the House and revered champion for Alaska, passed away today while traveling home to Alaska to be with the state and people that he loved. His beloved wife Anne was by his side,” his statement said.
Young died as he was prepared to run for re-election to a 26th term in Congress.
“The first time we spoke, Don Young cheerfully informed me that I was the 17th secretary he’d dealt with at DOT. Our politics weren’t the same, but it was always a pleasure working with him. A true character, he shaped US infrastructure in many ways, and will be deeply missed.” Secretary Pete Buttigieg Tweeted.
“Don Young was a giant, with a heart as big as the Capitol & a spirit as strong as the Alaskan wild. His absence will leave Congress less colorful & less punctual. But his decades of service filled every room & touched every member. Anne & his children have my deepest sympathies.” Kevin McCarthy also tweeted.
Chuck Grassley also said. “Sad to hear of the passing of Don Young longtime representative from Alaska he was a friend & dedicated public servant God bless his family during this difficult time”
Don Young Funeral
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