Gov. Hogan, Lt. Gov Rutherford comment on passing of Former Gov. Harry Hughes

News Releases, Offices of Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. governor Boyd Rutherford

Orders Maryland Flags to Fly At Half-Staff

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today released the following statement on the passing of former Maryland Governor Harry Hughes:

“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.”

Effective immediately, Maryland flags will fly at half-staff until sunset of the day of interment.


ANNAPOLIS, MD – Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford today released the following statement on the passing of former Maryland Governor Harry Hughes:

“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.”