Alaska's Representative in Congress administers speaker's oath

    Alaska U. S. Congressman Don Young

    Alaska Congressman Don Young, the longest serving Republican in Congress, played a prominent role in the congressional pomp and circumstance in Congress Sunday when he swore in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her fourth term as speaker.

    Pelosi was narrowly re-elected Speaker by her caucus.

    Young, meanwhile, has held Alaska's lone seat in the House of Representatives since 1973 following the death of incumbent Congressman Nick Begich in a plane crash on a flight between Anchorage and Juneau.  Young lost the general election to Begich in 1972 but was victorious in the special election conducted in the spring of '73.




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