Flags to fly at half-staff for late Wis. Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson

Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 2:45 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Flags will fly at half-staff Tuesday to honor former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, who died on Dec. 19.

The United States flag and the Wisconsin flag will fly at half staff starting at sunrise Tuesday until sunset, Gov. Tony Evers ordered Monday.

Gov. Evers spoke of the late chief justice’s legacy.

“Chief Justice Abrahamson was a first—the first woman to serve on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the first woman to serve as chief justice,” said Gov. Evers in a news release. “Yet, her legacy is defined not just by being a first, but her life’s work of ensuring she would not be the last, paving and lighting the way for the many women and others who would come after her.”

Gov. Evers said he was thinking of Abrahamson’s family and friends as he mourns along with the rest of Wisconsin. There will be a private memorial service on Tuesday for Abrahamson, the governor noted.

Abrahamson was 87 years old.

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