ANNAPOLIS, MD — Harry Hughes, Maryland's 57th governor, has died at the age of 92.
The two-term Democratic governor served from 1979 to 1987.
Gov. Larry Hogan confirmed the news of Hughes' passing in a statement Wednesday, saying all state flags will fly at half-staff until sunset of the day of interment.
"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," Hogan said.
"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."