The former and most distinguished Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Jim Oberstar (see↑ above portrait), took his duty as a leader of aviation quite seriously and on his death qualified as one, if not the, of the historic Congressional policy oracles. His dedication to the underlying philosophy, directions and protections which he helped to establish was so deep that days before his death he wrote a very thorough thought piece on a treaty, the negotiations for which he was involved.
The below ↓ article discusses the interests of two airports, Duluth (top↑) and Hibbing (↑ bottom), are both interested in including “Oberstar” in their terminals’ titles. Either would be a worthy remembrance of the Chairman’s career of supporting his District. As noted in the BringMeTheNews piece, both would be confusing. Rep. Oberstar’s widow and family will help decide what action would be most appropriate.
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