Florida US Rep. Bill Young dies at 82; Tampa Bay Republican had served 43 years in Congress

  • by: TAMARA LUSH , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 18, 2013 - 10:35 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — 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.

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