“Alaska’s 3rd Senator” has died.
First elected in 1962, Hawaii’s Daniel Inouye (D) was a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and the nation’s longest serving senator.
He was chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and also, previously, of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee for many years. In both capacities, he was a friend to Alaska. He and Uncle Ted were very close, and below are his remarks at the Stevens funeral in Anchorage four years ago.
Fare thee well, friend. May the sunny skies and the ocean blue of your home surround you.