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Flags to half staff to honor Phil Batt's passing

March 4, 2023

Governor Brad Little ordered the immediate lowering of U.S. and State of Idaho flags to honor former Governor Phil Batt, who passed away peacefully at his home today on his 96th birthday. Flags will be lowered at all state buildings and facilities immediately and will remain lowered until his day of interment, which will be announced at a later date.

“Governor Phil Batt was the epitome of a public servant, having served as Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Senator. His legacy is distinguished by his unrelenting human rights leadership, determined fiscal conservatism, and enduring love of Idaho.

“It is fitting Phil Batt was born and passed on ‘Idaho Day,’ the celebration of the anniversary of the day President Abraham Lincoln created the Idaho Territory in 1863. Teresa and I send our love and condolences to his wife Francee, his children, and many, many friends,” Governor Little said.

The body of Governor Batt, who served in the office from 1995 to 1999, will lie in state at the Capitol, and additional details will be provided from the Governor’s Office to inform the public how they can pay their respects.

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