R.I.P, Senator Thomas

By June 5, 2007General

Senator Craig Thomas of Wyoming, who died last night of leukemia, was a good man and a friend of manufacturing. Our thoughts are with his family.

His obituary is here. The Casper Star-Tribune has also put together a slide show of his life and accomplishments, available online here. Tributes from colleagues are here.

UPDATE (8 a.m.): A statement from his family:

June 4, 2007
A Statement from the Family of U.S. Senator Craig Thomas:

U.S. Senator Craig Thomas passed away this evening at the National Naval Medical Center, the senator’s family said tonight. He was surrounded by loved ones.

Thomas, who had been battling cancer since his re-election in November 2006, had been receiving chemotherapy treatment.

Senator Thomas’s wife, Susan, his sons Patrick and Greg, and daughter, Lexie, were by his side.

The family wants to thank everyone for their prayers during this time.

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