by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/03/13, 12:54 pm
Obituary. A Democratic aide announced today that New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg died after a bout of viral pneumonia. He was 89. Lautenberg served five terms in the Senate, starting in 1982. He announced in February he would not seek reelection. He was the chamber’s last remaining World War II veteran, serving in the United States Army Signal Corps from 1942 to 1946. During his time in the Senate, Lautenberg served on the powerful Appropriations Committee, as well as on the Environment and Commerce committees.