Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Bill Ausmus of Hardin

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized William “Bill” Ausmus of Hardin, a World War II Army veteran who celebrated his 100th birthday earlier this month.



Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress. 

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:


Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, this week, I have the distinct honor of recognizing William “Bill” Ausmus of Hardin, a World War II Army veteran who celebrated his 100th birthday earlier this month. Bill has been involved with a variety of community organizations in Big Horn County for many years, helping countless Montanans along the way. His accomplishments are something we can all celebrate.

After his World War II military service concluded, Bill spent almost seven decades serving in his local American Legion Post 8, and remained in an active capacity with the Post into his nineties. His professional vocation was serving as the Big Horn County surveyor, and for a time the assessor. These vital positions afforded him the opportunity to interact with, and provide useful help to, many in his local community. Bill developed a reputation for accuracy and customer service in his professional work. He was also integral in the formation of his local Methodist Church and is known for his volunteerism and generous donations to community projects and causes.   

The longevity of his many endeavors, and willingness to help others along the way, serves as an inspiration to us all. When looking back through the history of Big Horn County during the past century, it is clear that Bill has been key contributor. Congratulations Bill on your recent 100th birthday, and thank you for your service.