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Flags to Fly at Half Staff in Honor of Larsen

September 26, 2015, 7:34 AM HST
* Updated September 26, 7:35 AM
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All flags in Hawai’i will fly at half staff Saturday from sunrise to sunset in respect of the late State Representative Jack Lucas Larsen.

Governor David Ige ordered all flags to be flown at half staff at all state offices, agencies, and at the Hawai’i National Guard.

“Representative Larsen was an instrumental member of the Hawai‘i State Legislature that helped to lay the foundation of state government here in Hawai’I,” said Governor Ige. “He was a respected leader who worked hard to represent the constituents in his district and all the people of Hawai‘i. On behalf of the people of Hawai’i, I extend our heartfelt condolences to the Larsen ‘ohana.”

A member of the Hawai’i State House from 1974 to 1980, Larsen served twice as a Republican and once as a Democrat. He was born and raised in Honolulu and attended the University of Hawai’i for two years before he graduated from Colgate University.

Larsen served in the United States Army Crop for two and a half years before his terms in office.

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On Aug. 16, Larsen died at his Del Mesa Carmel California home.

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