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Gov. Orders Flags Lowered for Former Lawmaker

December 23, 2013, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell has ordered all state flags to be lowered to half-staff on Thursday in memory of former Representative Richard “Dick” Greuel. Greuel died earlier this month in Minnesota. He was 85.

Greuel first arrived in Alaska in 1946. He served on the Fairbanks City Council from 1951 to 1957. He was elected to the Alaska Territorial House of Representatives in 1953, 1955 and 1957. In 1955, he was elected House majority leader. In 1957, Greuel served as speaker of the House. Following his service in the Territorial Legislature, Greuel was elected to the Fairbanks City Council again in 1974. He was active in many community organizations, and owned and operated Greuel Real Estate in Fairbanks for more than 30 years.

He is survived by wife, Patricia, and five children. State flags will be lowered on Thursday, December 26. Flags should be returned to full-staff on Friday.

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