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Flags at Half-Staff Saturday in Honor of Jean King

December 27, 2013, 6:11 PM HST
* Updated December 27, 6:15 PM
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Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered US and Hawaii state flags to be flown at half-staff Saturday in honor of former Lt. Gov. Jean Sadako King.

King died Nov. 24 at the age of 87.

Saturday is the day of her memorial services.

King served in the state House of Representative from 1972 to 1974 and in the state Senate from 1974 to 1978. She was then elected as Hawaii’s first female lieutenant governor, a post she held from 1978 to 1982.

“King is recognized as a proponent of transparency in government and worked throughout her life in support of the homeless, environment and peace,” Abercrombie said in a statement.

The governor’s proclamation can be read here.


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