Rhode Island state flags to fly at half-staff beginning Thursday, January 24th through the date of her interment in honor of former Secretary of State Barbara Leonard.
According to the office of the governor:
Former Secretary of State Barbara Leonard was called to public service. In addition to her tenure as Secretary of State, Barbara served, under Governors Garrahy and DiPrete, on the Boards of the Rhode Island Port Authority; the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation; the Rhode Island Job Training Council; the Rhode Island Vocational Education Advisory Board; the Board of Commissioners of Public Telecommunications; the Rhode Island Advisory Committee on Refugee Resettlement; the Veterans Memorial Commission; and the Rhode Island Commodores. She also was appointed by President Reagan to serve as New England Regional Administrator for the General Services Administration.