Don Young

American politician (1933–2022)

Donald Edwin "Don" Young (June 9, 1933 – March 18, 2022) was an American politician. He was a member of the Republican Party. He was the U.S. Representative for Alaska's at-large congressional district from 1973 until 2022.[1]

Don Young
Official portrait, 2020
45th Dean of the United States House of Representatives
In office
December 5, 2017 – March 18, 2022
Preceded byJohn Conyers
Succeeded byHal Rogers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alaska's at-large district
In office
March 6, 1973 – March 18, 2022
Preceded byNick Begich
Succeeded byMary Peltola (elect)
Chair of the House Transportation Committee
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2007
Preceded byBud Shuster
Succeeded byJim Oberstar
Chair of the House Resources Committee
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byGeorge Miller
Succeeded byJames V. Hansen
Member of the Alaska Senate
from the I district
In office
January 11, 1971 – March 6, 1973
Preceded byPaul Haggland
Succeeded byGeorge Silides
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 16th district
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1971
Preceded byMulti-member district
Succeeded byMulti-member district
Mayor of Fort Yukon
In office
Preceded byMardo Solomon
Succeeded byRobert Mott
Personal details
Donald Edwin Young

(1933-06-09)June 9, 1933
Meridian, California, U.S.
DiedMarch 18, 2022(2022-03-18) (aged 88)
SeaTac, Washington, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Lu Fredson
(m. 1963; died 2009)

Anne Garland Walton (m. 2015)
EducationYuba College
California State University, Chico (BA)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1955–1957
Unit41st Tank Battalion

Young became Dean of the United States House of Representatives on December 5, 2017 after the resignation of John Conyers of Michigan.

Young died while on flight near Seattle–Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Washington on March 18, 2022, aged 88, while traveling from Los Angeles to Alaska.[2][3]

References change

  1. "Veterans in the US House of Representatives 109th Congress" (PDF). Navy League. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-06-26. Retrieved 2006-12-09.
  2. Miller, Andrew Mark (March 18, 2022). "Alaska Republican Congressman Don Young dead at 88". Fox News. Retrieved March 18, 2022.
  3. Smith, Harrison (March 18, 2022). "Don Young, dean of the House of Representatives, dies at 88". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 19, 2022.

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