Utah House of Representatives Statement on the Passing of Former U.S. Senator Bob Bennett

Utah House of Representatives Statement on the Passing of Former U.S. Senator Bob Bennett

For Immediate Release

May 4, 2016

The Utah House of Representatives Remembers Former U.S. Senator Bob Bennett

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah House of Representatives was saddened to hear of the passing of former Senator Bob Bennett. The former senator was a man of integrity and will be deeply missed.

“Senator Bennett served this state and country with the utmost commitment to principle and character, he will be greatly missed,” said Speaker Greg Hughes. “Our heartfelt condolences go out to his wife Joyce, their six children and 20 grandchildren.”

During the former senator’s tenure in the U.S. Senate he earned the respect of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle, played a vital role in making the 2002 Olympics Winter Games a success, was a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee and Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee. He worked diligently to ensure Utahns were well represented.

University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics recognized former Senator Bennett in January by inducting him into their Hall of Fame. Following in his father’s footsteps, four-term U.S. Sen. Wallace F. Bennett, which the Federal Building in Salt Lake City is named after.