JUNEAU (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles ordered Alaska flags flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of former Craig legislator Charles M. Jones.
Jones died Wednesday at the age of 80.
He served one term as a state representative, in Alaska's first Legislature in 1959-60.
Jones came to Alaska in 1942 with the Coast Guard. He ran a general store in Craig that was started by his father-in-law. He was also a commercial fisherman.
Jones is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ethelyn; daughters Lynn and Judy; son Wayne, and three grandchildren.
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