Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo released the following statement regarding the passing of J.R. "Jack" Simplot:
"J.R. Simplot lived his life to the fullest, blazing a trail through industry, agriculture and the arts that is hard to match. He was a remarkable man, who used his vision to create technology that has benefitted our entire country. His legacy will be long remembered by our state; he left his mark on not just Idaho, but on the world. Idaho has lost one of its favorite sons today, and I join with Esther and the rest of the Simplot family in mourning his passing."