Governor Orders Maryland Flag to Half Staff on Saturday in Honor of Former Congresswoman

Maryland state flag at half mask for slider 450x280Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the State flag to be flown at half-staff on Saturday, Jan. 27 in honor of former Congresswoman Marjorie Holt, who died on Jan. 7. The flag is to be returned to full staff at sunset.

Hogan also released the following statement:

“It is with great sadness that the First Lady and I learn of the passing of former Congresswoman Marjorie Holt, who served alongside my father in the U.S. House of Representatives. As the first Republican woman from Maryland to be elected to Congress, she helped to chip away at the glass ceiling, paving the way for the next generation of women leaders from Maryland.

“Congresswoman Holt faithfully represented the Fourth District for 14 years, and her dedication to our great state will never be forgotten. May she rest in peace.”


Holt was the first woman from Maryland to be elected to Congress in the 1970s. She represented the 4th District,  which included Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties, according to a Baltimore Sun obituary.

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