Donald Edwin Young (June 9, 1933 – March 18, 2022)

Donald Edwin Young was an American politician and educator who served as the U.S. representative for Alaska's at-large congressional district from 1973 until his death.

He was the Republican Party's longest-serving member of the House of Representatives and of Congress in history, having represented Alaska for 49 years.

Young was the longest-serving member of Congress, as well as the last remaining member who had been in office since the Nixon Administration;

he became the 45th dean of the House of Representatives on December 5, 2017, after John Conyers resigned.

Before the special election following U.S. Representative Nick Begich's presumed death in a plane crash

Young was mayor of Fort Yukon from 1964 to 1967 and a member of the Alaska House of Representatives from 1967 to 1971 and the Alaska Senate from 1971 to 1973.