Death of Bill Young

December 16, 1930 - October 18, 2013
Saint Petersburg, Florida | Age 82

Florida US Rep. dies at 82
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TAMARA LUSH, The Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rep. Bill Young of Florida, the senior Republican in the U.S. House and a defense hawk who was influential on military spending during his 43 years in Washington, died Friday. He was 82.

His chief of staff, Harry Glenn, said in an email that Young died at 6:50 p.m. at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where he had been for nearly two weeks with back problems that stemmed from a 1970 small plane crash....

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