Gov. Perry orders flags at half-staff in memory of Robert Mosbacher Sr.

Robert Mosbacher Sr.

Robert Mosbacher Sr.

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(Jan. 27, 2010)--Gov. Rick Perry has directed Texas flags to be flown at half-staff at state buildings on Wednesday, Jan. 27 in memory of former Commerce Secretary Robert Mosbacher Sr., who died Jan. 24.

The governor's flag order applies to all U.S. and Texas flags under the control of the state. Flags will be lowered to half-staff on the State Capitol Building, flag displays in the Capitol Complex and on all public buildings, grounds and facilities.

Individuals, businesses, municipalities, counties and other political subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff as a sign of respect.

A Houston oil multimillionaire who served as U.S. Commerce secretary under his close friend, President George H.W. Bush, Mosbacher died Sunday at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer, according to