Cecil Andrus, the longest-serving governor of Idaho and former Secretary of the Interior has died. A lion of Idaho Democratic politics, Andrus had long led the state's charge to balance environmental preservation with economic growth, which sometimes led to allies on either side side dismissing him.
Following the news of his death, an outpouring of memories for Cecil Andrus from politicians to residents began to populate social media and inboxes. Some of the remembrances are included below:
We mourn the loss of Cecil Andrus – a mentor, counsel and friend. Cece was a great Idahoan. He will be missed. https://t.co/PQRaoDXLi0
— Idaho Governor (@ButchOtter) August 25, 2017
Cecil D. Andrus - Idaho governor four times, Interior Secretary - conservationist, champion of education, a brilliant, supremely decent guy. pic.twitter.com/Phc48hJlgt
— Marc C Johnson (@TheJohnsonPost) August 25, 2017
Ask me about the time my dog broke into Cecil Andrus's house and poached his dog food.
— Shea Andersen (@thatshea) August 25, 2017
Idaho lost a great statesman and conservationist last night. Kathy and I send our thoughts & prayers to former Gov. Cecil Andrus' family.
— Cong. Mike Simpson (@CongMikeSimpson) August 25, 2017
Cecil Andrus made a great place even greater and his impact will be felt for generations. My full statement: https://t.co/gU8Skh7aoU
— Lawrence G. Wasden (@lawrencewasden) August 25, 2017
I will always admire Cecil Andrus for his commitment to public lands and for the mark he left not only in Idaho, but all over the West. pic.twitter.com/szyupxgmNn
— Steve Bullock (@GovernorBullock) August 25, 2017
— Mayor Dave Bieter (@MayorBieter) August 25, 2017
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