Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Governor Perdue Orders Flags Lowered for Griffin Bell

Governor Sonny Perdue has ordered flags on all state buildings and grounds be flown at half-staff in memory of Griffin Bell on Wednesday, January 7, 2009, the day of his funeral. Mr. Bell served Georgia and the nation in a variety of roles including Attorney General of the United States, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and advisor to national and state leaders.

“As a respected counselor to political leaders on both sides of the political spectrum, Griffin Bell’s impact on our state and nation spanned multiple generations,” said Governor Sonny Perdue. “He had a unique ability to explain complex legal matters plainly and to bring people together over even the most contentious of issues. On a personal note, I am grateful for the counsel he provided to me during my time as Governor. He and I shared a love of the outdoors especially bird hunting, and he was one of the best shots I knew even to the end. The people of Georgia celebrate the life of this extraordinary man, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

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