AIA Mourns Rep. C.W. Young in statement from Marion Blakey.October 22, 2013 -
In her statement mourning the passing of Representative C.W. "Bill" Young (R-FL), Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Marion C. Blakey called the recently departed "a true servant of his Florida constituents and the American people." Young was first elected to Congress in 1970 and served near 43 years. Blakey cited Young's work with 8 Presidents and called him "a tireless advocate" on behalf of U.S. military and industries and "a shining example to all Americans."
AIA Mourns Rep. C.W. "Bill" Young
Aerospace Industries Association
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1700
Arlington, VA, 22209-3928
Press release date: October 21, 2013
Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey on the passing of Rep. C.W. “Bill” Young (R-Fla.)
Arlington, Va. – Today we mourn the loss of Rep. C.W. “Bill” Young, a true servant of his Florida constituents and the American people.
First elected to Congress in 1970, Young was the senior Republican member of House of Representatives, serving nearly 43 years. Working with eight different Presidents, Young was a tireless advocate on behalf of our military and the industries and people that support our men and women in uniform, whether on active duty, in the reserves or retired.
His perseverance and dedication to the armed services – in which he served for more than a decade – is a shining example to all Americans. Our condolences are with his family; he will be sorely missed.
Founded in 1919 shortly after the birth of flight, the Aerospace Industries Association is the most authoritative and influential trade association representing the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of civil, military and business aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aircraft systems, space systems, aircraft engines, homeland and cybersecurity systems, materiel and related components, equipment services and information technology.