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Thu., Dec. 6, 2012, 10:52 a.m.

Lawmaker marks 90th birthday; says parents gave him ‘some durable genes’

Idaho Rep. Frank Henderson (Betsy Russell)
Idaho Rep. Frank Henderson (Betsy Russell)

Idaho's oldest lawmaker turned 90 today; Rep. Frank Henderson, R-Post Falls, is spending his birthday participating in the Legislature's organizational session and working on economic development issues. "It's spectacular," Henderson said. "Sixth of December, 1922. My parents said they gave me some durable genes, and that's what it takes."

Asked if there's anything else he'd rather spend his 90th birthday doing, Henderson said he does like to travel. But, he said, "This is an important part of my life." Henderson said he'll travel later. StateImpact Idaho has an radio interview with Henderson on NPR today; you can listen here.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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