Councilman Michael Nochimson read this statement into the record:
This morning, We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our senior U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, a proud New Jerseyan who lived America’s promise as a citizen, and fought as a soldier & senator to keep that promise alive for all.
A son of working-class immigrants, Frank Lautenberg joined the Army during World War II, went to college on the GI Bill, and co-founded one of America’s most successful companies ADP. He once personally reminded me how very proud he was that ADP employs over 60,000 people worldwide. He was first elected to the Senate in 1982, and has since improved the lives of countless Americans with his commitment to our nation’s health and safety, from improving our public transportation to protecting citizens from gun violence to ensuring that members of our military and their families get the care they deserve. Additionally over the course of his career, he also championed legislation that banned smoking on airplanes and toughened drunken driving laws, all important issues to the citizens of Verona.
Lautenberg was a true friend to all of New Jersey and the State will forever miss his wisdom, insight and dedication.
Sen. Lautenberg was the last World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Senate
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pointed out that Frank Lautenberg has been one of the most productive senators in the history of this country.” With over 9,000 votes throughout his tenure.”
Today, New Jersey mourns the loss of this true American leader who served the office of U.S. Senate so well.
May the memory of Senator Frank R. Lautenberg be a blessing.