ExecOrder 1:2016-30.  


Executive Order 2016-30  
I, Mary Fallin, Governor of the State of Oklahoma, hereby direct that appropriate steps be taken to fly all American and Oklahoma flags on State property at half-staff from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2016, until 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 8, 2016, to honor former Senator E. Melvin Porter, who passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.
E. Melvin Porter served in the United States Army before attending Tennessee State University. After completing his bachelor's degree he attended Vanderbilt University Law School. In 1961, he was elected to serve as the President of the Oklahoma City National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He would go on to serve District 48 in the Oklahoma State Senate from 1964 to 1986. His most notable work in the Senate was the introduction of the Oklahoma Anti-Discrimination Act. His dedication to the betterment of the State of Oklahoma will not be forgotten.
This Executive Order shall be forwarded to the Department of Capital Assets Management, who shall cause the provisions of this Order to be implemented by all appropriate agencies of State government.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma to be affixed at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, this 2nd day of August, 2016.
BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA
Mary Fallin
ATTEST:
Chris Benge
Secretary of State
[Source: Added at 33 Ok Reg 1998, eff 8-2-16]