Saunders statement on passing of Gov. Edgar Whitcomb

Posted by: Peter Hoffman  | Thursday, February 4, 2016

Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from Rep. Tom Saunders (R-Lewisville) in your coverage of today's news of Gov. Edgar Whitcomb's passing:

(STATEHOUSE) Feb. 4, 2016 - “I am saddened by the news of Governor Whitcomb’s passing today and my heart goes out to his wife Evelyn and the entire Whitcomb family. I am honored to have been able to call Ed my friend for the past 10 years.

He was a fascinating man who loved his country. I always enjoyed and admired the stories he told of his heroic capture and escape during World War II. The state lost a great leader today and his memory will continue to live on with many of us.”

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Rep. Saunders (R-Lewisville) represents Henry County and portions of Rush and Wayne counties.