American Flags and Pennsylvania Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, July 13 at the Capitol Complex and in Philadelphia in honor of former US Representative William Gray III.
According to the office of the governor:
William Gray III was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1978. He was the first African-American to serve as chairman of the House Budget Committee and the Majority Whip. Gray served in Congress until his resignation in 1991, when he was named president of the United Negro College Fund. He held that post until 2004.