August 5, 2014
Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster made the following statement today on the death of John Britton:
"I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my friend John Britton, a giant among those who walk the halls of the Capitol. John was an authentic member of the Greatest Generation, giving heroic service in the liberation of Europe. John’s career was the stuff of legend -- a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne on D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge, Harvard graduate, and a respected Missouri lobbyist for more than half a century.
"John’s searing intelligence, ceaseless work ethic and quick humor earned him a wide cross-section of loyal friends, spanning political parties and generations. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."