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Press Release

For Immediate Release
March 24, 2013

Communications Office

Statement from Governor Hassan on the Passing of Harold BurnsPress Release

CONCORD – Governor Maggie Hassan released the following statement today on the passing of former New Hampshire Speaker of the House Harold Burns:

"Tom and I join the people of New Hampshire in mourning the loss of Speaker Harold Burns. Speaker Burns ably carried on the Burns Family legacy of dedicated service to the people of Whitefield, and his steady leadership and willingness to hear all points of view in Concord helped strengthen our entire state. We are deeply saddened by his loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with Speaker Burns' family and loved ones."