Governor LePage Releases Statement On Passing of Former Governor John Reed

November 2, 2012

Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Communications Director (207) 287-2531

Governor Paul R. LePage released the following statement on the passing of former Maine Governor John Reed, who has died at the age of 91:

"Maine has lost a great man with the passing of Governor John Reed. The First Lady and I send our thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.

In 1959, with the unexpected death of Governor Clauson, Reed, then Senate President, became Maine's Governor. He led our State well and served the people of Maine honorably.

Having the opportunity to have met him, I know he was a kind man, dedicated Navy veteran, and passionate about public service. It is a sad day for Maine as we have lost a man who contributed so much to our great State."