Isakson’s, Chambliss’ Statements on the passing of NJ Senator Lautenberg

New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg passed away this morning.  Below are statements from Georgia Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss:

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today made the following statement in response to the passing of Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J.:

“Dianne and I send my condolences to Senator Lautenberg’s wife, Bonnie, and to his entire family. Frank was a fine public servant, a good friend and he will be missed.”

 WASHINGTON- U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), released the following statement regarding the passing of U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ):

“Frank and I came to the Senate together in 2002 – he from a short break in public service and I for the first time. From his World War II service, to his tireless work for the people of New Jersey, no one could doubt the man loved his country. I was proud to call him a colleague and a friend, and he will be greatly missed.  Julianne and I send our condolences to his wife, Bonnie, and to the rest of his family.”


  1. xdog says:

    I believe Lautenberg was the last WW2 vet in the Senate. Thanks for your service in both arenas, Senator.

  2. George Chidi says:

    I spoke to him once, briefly, while I was an Army journalist, writing about the effect of a firearms control law on service members. I remember him to be blunt but quite honest — refreshingly so. And the legislation on the table changed not long after we talked, so I’ve always wondered if I actually influenced something for once. A pity to see him go, but he led a life worth leading, which is all any of us can really ask for.

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