Funeral set for former longtime state lawmaker Byron Langley

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Funeral services are scheduled Saturday for longtime former North Dakota lawmaker Byron Langley.

Langley died Jan. 13 in a Carrington hospital, at age 91. Gilbertson Funeral Home in Devils Lake says his funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday at the high school gym in Warwick.

Langley was a farmer and rancher who spent parts of three decades in the Legislature. The conservative Democrat served in the House from 1973-1980 and in the Senate from 1985-1996, when he retired from politics.

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says Langley "was a dedicated public servant and a larger-than-life figure."

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