The Office of the Governor of the State of South Dakota

08/22/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/22/2017 16:32

Gov. Daugaard Orders State Capitol Flags At Half-Staff For Former State Superintendent Gordon Diedtrich

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Gov. Daugaard Orders State Capitol Flags At Half-Staff For Former State Superintendent Gordon Diedtrich

Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501

605-773-3212

www.sd.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

CONTACT: Tony Venhuizen or Kelsey Pritchard at 605-773-3212

Gov. Daugaard Orders State Capitol Flags At Half-Staff For Former State Superintendent Gordon Diedtrich

PIERRE, S.D. - Gov. Dennis Daugaard is ordering flags to fly half-staff at the State Capitol on Wednesday, Aug. 23, to honor the life of Gordon A. Diedtrich who served as state superintendent of public instruction.

Diedtrich served as South Dakota's state superintendent from 1967 to 1971. The position was a statewide elected office from 1889 until its abolition in 1975.

Diedtrich passed away earlier this week and his funeral was held on Tuesday, Aug. 22, in Arizona.

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