Alaska State Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, August 17th in honor of former State Representative Dr. Michael Beirne.
According to the office of the governor:
Beirne served one term in the Legislature after being elected in 1967. He was later appointed to the seat vacated by Anchorage Representative Tom Fink in 1975. Beirne was re-elected to that seat and served until 1981. Among his many accomplishments, Beirne established the first Blood Bank of Alaska and was the founder of the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center.