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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has ordered state flags to be lowered Thursday in memory of a former lawmaker.

The governor’s office in a release says former state Rep. Richard “Dick” Greuel died Dec. 3 in Anoka, Minn. He was 85.

According to a biography provided by the governor’s office, Greuel arrived in Alaska in 1946 and later served on the Fairbanks City Council.

He was elected to the Alaska Territorial House of Representatives in 1953, 1955 and 1957. He served as House speaker in 1957.

He owned Greuel Real Estate in Fairbanks for more than 30 years, and was again elected to the Fairbanks City Council in 1974.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia, and five children.

Flags to will return to full-staff on Friday.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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