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Gov. Perry Orders Flags at Half-Staff In Memory of Former Texas Speaker Bill Clayton

Tuesday, January 09, 2007  •  Press Release

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today directed that Texas flags be flown at half-staff in memory of Bill Clayton, former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.

“We will lower our flags in remembrance of an influential Texan, who exemplified leadership and true public service as a member and Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives,” Perry said. “Anita and I extend prayers of comfort to Speaker Clayton’s family during their time of grief.”

The governor’s directive applies to the flag of the State of Texas. Texas flags will be lowered immediately to half-staff on the state Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex, and upon all state buildings, grounds, and facilities throughout the state until sunset on the day of his interment, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007.

Individuals, businesses, municipalities, counties, and other political subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of respect.

On Dec. 27, Gov. Perry ordered all U.S. and state flags under the control of the state be lowered to half-staff for 30 days in memory of former President of the United States Gerald R. Ford.

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