Whitmer orders flags lowered to honor state's longest-serving governor

William G. Milliken was Michigan's longest-serving governor. (source: State of Michigan)
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - (10/19/19)- Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags lowered at all state buildings and grounds in honor of late Gov. William G. Milliken.

Milliken was Michigan's longest-serving governor.

He died Friday at age 97.

Whitmer said Saturday the flags should be displayed at half-staff on all state buildings, grounds and facilities through Nov. 1.

They're being lowered for 14 days to honor each year that Milliken served in Michigan's top office.