Republicans and Democrats alike sent out statements commemorating the 88-year-old dean of the House, who first took office in 1973, when former President Richard Nixon was in office.
Republicans championed Young as “a giant” and “a larger-than-life character.”
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.