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Don Young
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45th Dean of the United States House of Representatives
Assumed office
December 5, 2017
Preceded by John Conyers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alaska's at-large district
Assumed office
March 6, 1973
Preceded by Nick Begich
Chair of the House Transportation Committee
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Bud Shuster
Succeeded by Jim Oberstar
Chair of the House Resources Committee
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2001
Preceded by George Miller
Succeeded by James V. Hansen
Member of the Alaska Senate
from the I district
In office
January 11, 1971 – March 6, 1973
Preceded by Paul Haggland
Succeeded by George Silides
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 16th district
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1971
Preceded by Multi-member district
Succeeded by Multi-member district
Mayor of Fort Yukon
In office
1964–1967
Preceded by Mardo Solomon
Succeeded by Robert Mott
Personal details
Born
Donald Edwin Young

June 9, 1933 (1933-06-09) (age 87)
Meridian, California, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)
Lu Fredson
(m. 1963; died 2009)

Anne Garland Walton (m. 2015)
Children 2
Education Yuba College
California State University, Chico (BA)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
Years of service 1955–1957
Unit 41st Tank Battalion

Donald Edwin "Don" Young (born June 9, 1933) is an American politician. He is a member of the Republican Party who has served as the U.S. Representative for AK's At-large congressional district since March 1973.

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

  • , House Natural Resources Committee, Nov 18, 2011


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