27 Jul 2005 Congressional Action: Elvin Oren Craig
On July 27, Senator Mike Crapo rose to pay tribute to the father of Senator Larry Craig:
Mr. President, I would like to honor the life of a special Idahoan who is also the father of my colleague from Idaho, Senator Larry Craig. Elvin Oren Craig, who passed away last week, left many legacies and will be missed by many people. In Idaho, he served as a lifelong advocate for Idaho agriculture, and a leader in Washington County, Midvale and Weiser. He also was very active in his local VFW Post in Midvale, ID. At 87 years old, he had remained active despite a diagnosis of prostate cancer. In fact, he worked until only about 6 months ago when he decided it might be time to let up a little bit. Elvin Craig’s legacy also lives on in my colleague and in Senator Craig’s consistent and honorable service to Idahoans over his years in public office. I know that Elvin was proud of his son’s service to Idaho and the country — first in the Idaho State Senate, then in the U.S. House of Representatives, and now in the U.S. Senate.Elvin’s family and friends know of his community service and his persistent commitment over many years to Idaho’s farmers and ranchers and his own family. He worked hard while maintaining his sense of humor. His full life was an outstanding example of what it means to be an Idahoan. I am pleased to pay tribute to a remarkable man, Elvin Oren Craig, and to share my condolences to my friend, Larry Craig, and his family upon the passing of a great man.
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