Story last updated at 12/17/2008 - 3:45 pm
ANCHORAGE - Gov. Sarah Palin on Dec. 17 ordered state flags to be lowered Thursday in memory and honor of Ed Dankworth, who died Saturday in Texas. Dankworth served in the Alaska State Legislature in both the House and the Senate. He was 80.
"Ed will be remembered for his many years of service to Alaska," Palin said. "Our hearts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time."
Dankworth was born in 1928 in Texas and moved to Alaska in 1953. He joined the Alaska State Troopers and achieved the ranks of colonel and director before he retired in 1975. He was elected to the House in 1976 and the Senate in 1978.
Dankworth is survived by his two sons and a daughter.