Arkansas delegation honors Hammerschmidt on House floor
LITTLE ROCK — All four members of Arkansas’ U.S. House delegation paid tribute on the House floor Tuesday to former U.S. Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt, who died April 1 at age 92.
Hammerschmidt served 26 years in Congress representing Arkansas’s 3rd Congressional District. He was first elected in 1966, becoming the first Arkansas Republican sent to Washington since Reconstruction.
Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, said on the House floor, in comments aired live on C-SPAN, that Hammerschmidt was “a dedicated public servant, a respected businessman, a decorated combat veteran and a trusted mentor.”