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Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff for Late Sen. Wong

June 30, 2022, 10:24 AM HST
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Gov. David Ige has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawaiʻi be flown at half-staff as a sign of respect for the late Richard “Dickie” Sung Hong Wong from unrise to sunset on Friday, July 1, 2022.

Wong died on May 20, 2022.

Wong served in the State House of Representatives for eight years before being elected to the State Senate in 1974. He became Senate President in 1979, a position he held longer than any Hawaiʻi state senator. Wong retired from public service in 1992 and was appointed chairman of the Bishop Estate’s Board of Trustees, where he served until his resignation in 1999.

Wong is survived by his six children, as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends. He was 88 years old.

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