Remembering Frank Lautenberg, One Year Later

Posted June 3, 2014 at 5:00am

It has now been one year since the Senate lost its last sitting member to serve in World War II.  

As our David Hawkings notes in today’s Roll Call, there will be no more World War II veterans serving on either side of the Rotunda come the next Congress.  

Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey died one year ago today. His final resting place is on a hill at Arlington National Cemetery not far from the Kennedy grave sites.  

While at Arlington on a beautiful day over the Memorial Day weekend, this reporter stopped at the Lautenberg plot and discovered this wreath and portrait of a young Lautenberg:  

Frank Lautenberg
(Niels Lesniewski/CQ Roll Call)

A more permanent headstone had not been installed, as of that Memorial Day weekend visit. A spokeswoman for the cemetery said that the Lautenberg family was having a marker made by a private vendor.  

Frank Lautenberg
(Niels Lesniewski/CQ Roll Call)

Here’s a look back at some of our coverage of Lautenberg’s death and remembrances, along with an album of photos from the pages of Roll Call:  

Lautenberg to Be Buried at Arlington, Will Lie in Senate Chamber
Lautenberg Remembered in Speeches, Songs and Jokes
Lautenberg Remembered as Unflinching Political Foe