Barry C. Black U.S, Senate Chaplin
President Jimmy Carter with Congressman Bonker near Mt. Saint Helens on May 19, 1980, shortly after the volcanic eruption that left much of the area devastated and took 57 lives.
Portrayal of Washington Congressman, being led by Speaker Tom Foley. David Horsey, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 1987
Cartoon jab at Congressman Paul Tsongas and Don Bonker, on their Official fact-finding trip to the Horn of Africa. Lowell Sun newspaper.
Congressmen Bonker & Paul Tsongas in the oval office reporting on their fact finding mission to the Horn of Africa.

Accomplishments during one’s lifetime are worthy of attention. The true legacy are the children.

Three generations of Bonker males on the beach in Southwest Washington.
Dawn Elyse accompanying her Daddy at a Congressional event in the Capitol.
The Bonkers on the campaign trail at a typical 4th of July parade with robot volunteers at a park in the 1988 U.S. Senate race.
Political Soulmates. A bipartisan group who met faithfully for 12 years in the U.S. Capitol. Paul & Rosemary Trible, Bill & Grace Nelson, and the Bonkers
Same couples, thirty-five years later at the Trible residence in Virginia
Private luncheon at the White House with President Jimmy and Roselyn Carter. What’s interesting — the appearance of Ms. Carter and Bonker, attire in coordination, her arm around his… (who is that stranger standing next to them?)
Don And Carolyn wedding photo at the Stanger property on July 10, 1971
At a White Houlse Christmas party hosted by Ronald Reagan

Bonker family at the Long Island Cedar Grove Trail twelve years after it was designated as “Don Bonker Cedar Grove Trail” by the Fish and Wildlife Service in June, 2005

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