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PA flags at half-staff for former Auditor General, Donald Bailey


Harrisburg, PA – If you’re wondering why the PA flag specifically was at half-staff yesterday, it was to honor a former PA Auditor General, Donald A. Bailey, who passed away on Monday.

The former congressman, civil right attorney, and auditor general from Westmoreland County was 74 when he died. The PA Commonwealth flags will also be at half-staff on Saturday, the day of his funeral.


Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf ordered the commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds to fly at half-staff to honor former Auditor General Donald A. Bailey, who passed away Monday, March 9, 2020.

The commonwealth flag shall be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, and again on the day of the funeral, Saturday, March 14, 2020. The United States flag is to remain at full staff through this tribute

All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.

According to Wikipedia:

Donald Allen Bailey (born July 21, 1945) was an American politician and lawyer, from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 1979 to 1983, Auditor General of Pennsylvania from 1985 to 1989, and a candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senate and Governor of Pennsylvania. His Congressional District (PA-21) included all of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania with a sliver of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, prior to the 1981 redistricting.