The congressman and sweetheart Anne Garland Walton tied the knot at a private ceremony in the Capitol chapel. According to Young's office, House Chaplain Patrick J. Conroy officiated. "As I celebrate my 82nd birthday, Anne has given me the best gift anyone could as for -- her hand in marriage," Young said in a statement.
On my 82nd birthday, Anne has given me the best gift anyone could ask for – her hand in marriage. pic.twitter.com/srqwotL0Mp— Rep. Don Young (@repdonyoung) June 9, 2015
Young, who added he couldn't wait for fellow Alaskans to meet his "lovely bride," has a history of romantic gestures: He named a transportation reauthorization bill so that the acronym spelled out SAFTEA-LU, in honor of his first wife, Lu, who died in 2009.