Cotton Statement on the Death of John Paul Hammerschmidt

Cotton Statement on the Death of John Paul Hammerschmidt

Washington, D.C. – April 2, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement on the death of former Arkansas Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt:

“Today, I join all Arkansans in mourning the death of former Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt. A proud son of Harrison, John Paul was a decorated World War II pilot who represented Arkansas in Congress for 26 years. His contributions to Arkansas’s infrastructure system were invaluable and his legacy lives on in highways, waterways, and bridges across our state.

“John Paul Hammerschmidt was also a Republican leader for Arkansas in an era when not too many others were. His leadership and commitment to the Republican Party of Arkansas paved the way for every Republican elected official in Arkansas today. Arkansas is a better place because of his service to our state. We extend our deepest condolences to his son, John Arthur, and continue to lift the entire Hammerschmidt family up in prayer. “

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