Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Representative John D. Travis
WHEREAS, former Louisiana State Representative John D. Travis died on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at the age of 75;
WHEREAS, the Honorable John D. Travis represented the Sixty-Second District for the House of Representatives for five terms, from 1984 until 2000, representing the parishes of East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena, Livingston and Tangipahoa;
WHEREAS, after retiring from the House of Representatives, he then served as Commissioner of the Office of Financial Institutions from 2000 until 2004;
WHEREAS, his experience included nineteen years of leadership in local government, where he began serving as an alderman for the Town of Jackson in 1969, and also included service on the East Feliciana Parish School Board;
WHEREAS, while he was Chairman of the Commerce Committee from 1992 until 2000, his tenure at the state legislature also included membership on multiple committees, including the House and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Labor and Industrial Relations Committee, the Judiciary Committee, the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, the Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay and the Bond Commission;
WHEREAS, Representative Travis will be remembered for his loyalty and the persistence with which he advocated for citizens of the State of Louisiana; and
WHEREAS, Representative Travis made a significant impact on the people of Louisiana through a lifetime of dedicated public service on both the local and state levels.
NOW THEREFORE, I, JOHN BEL EDWARDS, Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: As an expression of respect for the Honorable John D. Travis, the flags of the United States and the State of Louisiana shall be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol and all public buildings and institutions of the State of Louisiana until sunset on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.
SECTION 2: This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until sunset, Wednesday, April 27, 2016.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the City of Baton Rouge, on this 26th day of April, 2016.
John Bel Edwards
Secretary of State