Governor’s statement on the death of U.S. Representative Howard Nielson

SALT LAKE CITY (May 20, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued the following statement regarding the death of former U.S. Representative Howard Nielson:

“I was saddened to hear of the passing of Representative Howard Nielson this morning. Representative Nielson was a strong advocate for Utah during the four terms he served in Congress. He was a tremendous example of compassionate leadership, a tireless worker, and a brilliant statistician. His life was filled with service. I always admired him for serving in the Utah House of Representatives, including as Speaker of the House, then serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, and then after leaving Congress to serve a mission for his Church in Australia, he returned to serve in the Utah State Senate. He was a great public servant in many different venues. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.”

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