BILLINGS — Former Montana Republican U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns will be interred Monday at Arlington National Cemetery.
Burns was a Marine Corps veteran. He died April 28, 2016, at home in Billings of natural causes at the age of 81. Plans were made for his interment at the cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, but burial was delayed.
The Billings Gazette reports that on Monday night, Republican Sens. Mike Enzi, of Wyoming, and Pat Roberts, of Kansas, are scheduled to host a reception for Burns in the Mike Mansfield Room of the U.S. Capitol.
Montana’s longest-running Republican senator, Burns was elected in 1988 and served through January 2007. Burns was defeated by current Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat.
Burns was a livestock auctioneer, traveling salesmen and agriculture news broadcaster.