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Former Alabama Congressman Terry Everett has died - Updated

On Tuesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) on Tuesday offered the following statement upon receiving word of the passing of former Congressman Terry Everett.

"I am saddened to share word of the passing of longtime Alabama Congressman Terry Everett," said Gov. Ivey. "Congressman Everett passed away peacefully in his sleep this morning at his home in Rehobeth. Terry tirelessly served the people of southeast Alabama and his native Wiregrass with distinction for eight terms in Congress. During his time on Capitol Hill, he was one of the strongest voices for Alabama's military bases, active-duty personnel, and veterans. He was also a stalwart advocate for Alabama farmers and small businesses."

"Alabama greatly benefitted from his leadership and his devotion to public service," Ivey continued. "My thoughts and prayers go out to Terry's family, friends and former staff. Accordingly, I am directing the flags at the Alabama Capitol Complex and the flags in AL-02 immediately be lowered until the day of his interment."

"Heather and I are sad to hear about the passing of former Congressman Terry Everett. He faithfully represented Alabama's Second District from 1993 until his retirement in 2009," said Congressman Barry Moore (R-AL02). "Congressman Everett was an Air Force veteran, journalist, publisher, and staunch advocate for Alabama producers and military communities. Alabama benefitted greatly from Congressman Everett's service. I hope you will join me in praying for his family."

"Congressman Everett served our native Wiregrass and the people of Alabama in exemplary fashion, and his legacy will benefit our entire state long into the future," said U.S. Senator Katie Britt (R-Alabama). "Our prayers are with his loved ones as we mourn this tremendous loss."

Terry Everett served from 1993 to his retirement from Congress in 2009. He was part of the Republican Congress that, led by Newt Gingrich (R-Georgia), took control of the U.S. House of Representatives for Republicans for the first time in four decades. Everett was known for his work on the Veterans Affairs Committee.

Everett was an Air Force veteran who served during the Cold War. He was a longtime journalist. A long time reporter, editor, and newspaper publisher - he founded the Gulf Coast Media.

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(This story was updated on 3/12/2024 at 3:52 p.m. to include Rep. Moore's statement).

(This story was updated on 3/13/2024 at 3:42 p.m. to include Sen. Britt's statement).


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