Former Governor Marvin Mandel to Lie in State at Maryland State House
Former Maryland Governor Marvin Mandel will lie in state for a public viewing at the Maryland State House in Annapolis on Wednesday, September 2, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The viewing is open to the public.
Governor Larry Hogan, along with other dignitaries and elected officials, will receive Governor Mandel’s family at the State House around 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
Mandel passed away on Sunday. He was surrounded by his family.
On Sunday, Governor Hogan described Mandel as a “friend,” in a statement posted online:
“The First Lady and I send our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Mandel family and all those who loved and cared for him. The state of Maryland lost not only a former governor but also a truly great leader and someone countless people thought of as a friend, including myself. I will be forever grateful for the advice, wisdom, and stories Governor Mandel has shared with me throughout the years.
No other governor has had the lasting impact on all three branches of Maryland government and while he held elective office for 28 years, he dedicated his life to making our state a better place to live. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Governor Mandel, but I know that his legacy will live on, through the many people he touched during the course of his life.”
Hogan has also ordered the Maryland State Flag to half staff in honor of Mandel.
I am saddened to learn of the loss of a great leader, mentor, and friend, Gov. Marvin Mandel. pic.twitter.com/GjmMPeXbug
— Larry Hogan (@LarryHogan) August 31, 2015