Funeral set for former longtime state lawmaker Byron Langley
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Funeral services are scheduled Saturday for longtime former North Dakota lawmaker Byron Langley.
Langley died Jan. 13 in a Carrington hospital, at age 91. Gilbertson Funeral Home in Devils Lake says his funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday at the high school gym in Warwick.
Langley was a farmer and rancher who spent parts of three decades in the Legislature. The conservative Democrat served in the House from 1973-1980 and in the Senate from 1985-1996, when he retired from politics.
U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says Langley “was a dedicated public servant and a larger-than-life figure.”