Durenberger, Board of Visitors emeritus, passes away
May 2, 2023
Former U.S. Sen. David Durenberger passed away in January at the age of 88. Durenberger served 16 years in the U.S. Senate, after first being elected in 1978 and serving until 1995. He championed health care reform and was the original sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
After his service in the Senate, Durenberger continued serving the public in various roles, including teaching courses in health policy and serving as chair of the National Institutes of Health Policy and other national health commissions and boards. Durenberger served on the inaugural University of Minnesota School of Nursing Dean’s Board of Visitors.
A service was held for Durenberger on Feb. 7, 2023, at Saint John’s Abbey Church in Collegeville, Minnesota.