Maine lowers flags in memory of former Gov. Reed

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine and American flags will fly at half-staff to honor former Gov. John Reed, who died last week.

Gov. Paul LePage directed that flags be lowered from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday.

Reed, who was 91 when he died, will be remembered Wednesday at a service in Washington D.C.

He became governor in 1959 following the sudden death of Gov. Clinton Clauson, and served the state until 1967, during which time he was instrumental in creating the University of Maine System.

LePage says Reed "served the people of Maine honorably."

 

 

 

 

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