BJ 14-5

Flags at Half Staff

WHEREAS,         Robert “Bob” Fulton Odom, Jr., died on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the age of 78;
WHEREAS,         Bob Odom was born in Haynesville in Claiborne Parish in 1935 and was first elected Commissioner of Agriculture in 1979, where he served until 2007;
WHEREAS,         while Commissioner of Agriculture, he was a champion for the Louisiana agriculture community and worked tirelessly to promote the agricultural markets of Louisiana;
WHEREAS,         Bob Odom honorably served his country as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve;
NOW THEREFORE I, BOBBY JINDAL, 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 of the citizens of the State of Louisiana for Robert “Bob” Fulton Odom, Jr. 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 Friday, May 23, 2014.
SECTION 2:        This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.
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 17th day of May, 2014.

Bobby Jindal

Tom Schedler
Secretary of State