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Today, the Dean of the House, Rep. Don Young, made his way through the U.S. Capitol for the final time. In a bipartisan ceremony in Statuary Hall, the longest-serving Republican in House history, lay in state in National Statuary Hall.

1. A Room-Filling Legacy. With more than 17,000 days of service in the House, Rep. Young had 123 bills signed into law by 10 different presidents, and he worked alongside more than 2,000 members of Congress.

 

2. “He kept a knife.” In his remarks at the ceremony, Leader McCarthy recalled the first time he ever met Don Young.

 

3. A Man of Faith. Rep. Don Young attended Bible Study with other members of Congress every single Thursday at 1pm. Here, his casket is seen in the shadow of a bronze cross held by the statue of Father Junipero Serra.

 

4. Love to the End. Don’s wife, Anne, brushes her hand across his flag-draped casket as she says her final goodbyes.

 

5. Farewell, Don.  Members of the United States military escort Rep. Don Young down the steps of the Capitol in his final departure from Congress.