ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles on Thursday ordered state flags lowered in memory of Milo H. Fritz, a doctor and former state legislator who died last week at age 91.
Fritz died at his Anchor Point home Aug. 31 following a brief illness, according to a news release from the governor's office.
An Alaska resident since the 1940s, he initially investigated blindness among Alaska Native children.
In 1966 and 1972, he was elected to represent Anchorage in the state House. In 1982, after he moved to Anchor Point, he was elected to third term, this time representing the Kenai Peninsula.
Knowles ordered state flags to be lowered through Friday (Sept. 8).
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