Saturday, October 19, 2013

Representative C.W. Bill Young Dies at 82

C.W. Bill Young, a Florida congressman who grew up in a one-room shack and later became chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and the longest-serving current Republican member of the House, died Oct. 18 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. He was 82.

C.W. Bill Young, Florida, Congress, House of Representatives, House Appropriations Committee

His family released a statement saying the congressman had complications from a chronic back injury that had worsened over the years. Mr. Young was in a serious small-plane accident in 1970, the year he was elected to Congress.

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