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Flags Lowered for Passing of David P. Buckson

Date Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Categories:  Flag Status Kent County New Castle County Office of Management and Budget Office of the Governor Sussex County

With the passing of David P. Buckson on Tuesday, January 17 Governor Carney has ordered the United States and Delaware flags at state buildings and facilities be flown at half-staff beginning Friday, January 20 as a mark of respect for Mr. Buckson and his service to Delaware.

Mr. Buckson served on the bench of the Court of Common Pleas from 1956 to 1957, and he was elected Delaware’s lieutenant governor in 1957. Mr. Buckson also served as Governor from December 30, 1960, through January 17, 1961. In 1963 he was elected attorney general of Delaware, a position he held until 1971. Mr. Buckson was later appointed to serve on the bench of the Delaware Family Court.

“David was a dedicated public servant who served our country in World War II and served our state with distinction as a judge, Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor, and as our Governor,” said Governor Carney. “We are thinking about his family during this difficult time.”

Interment for Mr. Buckson is scheduled for Monday, January 23rd, therefore flags are to be returned to full staff at the close of business on that day.


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