LAS VEGAS, Nevada – September 29, 2021
Today, by executive order, Governor Steve Sisolak ordered the flags of the United States and the State of Nevada to be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and State public buildings and grounds from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, September 30, 2021, as a mark of solemn respect and in remembrance of Representative James H. Bilbray.
“Tomorrow, we will lower the flags and give our esteemed recognition to Representative James H. Bilbray, a Battle Born Nevadan with a distinguished career whose unwavering dedication to public service and to the people of Nevada undeniably led to the betterment of our State,” said Gov. Sisolak. “We as a State mourn, remember and honor Representative James H. Bilbray’s memory and legacy of service to our Nation and our State.”
On September 19, 2021, Representative James H. Bilbray passed away at the age of 83. He had an extensive career in public service that included serving in the United States Congress from 1987 to 1995; serving as a University of Nevada Regent from 1968 to 1972; and serving as a Nevada State Senator from 1980 to 1987. He was appointed by President George W. Bush to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors from 2006 through 2016 where he retired as the Board’s Chairman.
Additionally, Representative James H. Bilbray served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1955 to 1963 and was a member of the U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors from 1990 through 1992, and continued to serve as a member of the U.S. Military Academy Board of Visitors from 1995 through 1999.