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Former Governor Harry Hughes passes away at 92

| March 13, 2019, 06:46 PM

Harry HughesMaryland’s 57th Governor, Harry Hughes has passed away. He was 92.

Hughes, a Democrat served two terms from 1979 to 1987. Governor Larry Hogan has ordered all State flags to be flown at half-staff and said in a statement:

The First Lady and I are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Governor Harry Hughes, a longtime friend and Maryland legend whom I deeply admired. His dedication to our great state – as a distinguished member of the Maryland General Assembly and as our 57th governor – and his service to our nation as a member of the Navy Air Corps during World War II leave a legacy behind that will be forever remembered.

Our most sincere prayers are with his two daughters, Ann and Elizabeth, his family, friends, and loved ones in this time of grieving. We will give him the celebration of life that he truly deserves.

Hughes was born in Easton on Nov. 13, 1926, and served in the U.S. Navy Air Corps in World War II. He attended the University of Maryland and George Washington University School of Law.

Maryland’s Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford issued a statement:

Incredibly saddened to learn of Governor Harry Hughes’ passing today. Gov. Hughes served the people of Maryland with distinction, and was a fierce protector of our Chesapeake Bay. My wife Monica and I extend our deepest sympathies to Gov. Hughes’ family and friends, and pray for their comfort during this time of grief.

Hughes served in the House of Delegates for three years and the state Senate for ten prior to being nameMaryland’s Secretary of Transportation in 1970. He served in that capacity until 1977.

Funeral arrangements are pending and details have not been released.

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