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The city is considering renaming the airport terminal after Missouri Senator Roy Blunt ” Missouri

Springfield City Council will consider renaming the Midfield Terminal at Springfield-Branson National Airport to Roy Blunt terminal at its meeting on Monday evening.

The airport itself will continue to be called Springfield-Branson National Airport with the call letters SGF.

Roy Blunt represented Missouri in the US Senate for two six-year terms. He declined to seek re-election this year and will be replaced in the Senate by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt. Prior to serving in the Senate, Blunt was elected to the US House of Representatives seven times in southwest Missouri. Before serving in Congress, he was a history teacher, Greene County official, and Secretary of State for Missouri. Blunt also served four years as president of Southwest Baptist University, his alma mater, in Bolivar, Missouri.

“Senator Blunt has a long legacy of outstanding public service that has greatly benefited the community,” Springfield Mayor Ken McClure said in a statement. “During his long political career, he has been a strong advocate of investing in and improving our country’s transportation infrastructure; especially in motorways, public transport, freight rails and airports. He has always fought for this region and his ability to secure funding for everything from roads to psychiatric care to innovation and entrepreneurship to name a few will be part of his legacy.”