Executive Order 11479—The Honorable Everett McKinley Dirksen
As an added mark of respect to the memory of the Honorable Everett McKinley Dirksen, late Minority Leader and Member of the Senate of the United States, it is hereby ordered that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels of the Federal Government in the metropolitan area of the District of Columbia from the day of death until interment, as the flag will be flown in his home State of Illinois under the provisions of Proclamation 3044 of March 1, 1954.
The White House
September 8, 1969
NOTE: For other items on Senator Dirksen, see pages 1238 and 1247 of this issue.
Richard Nixon, Executive Order 11479—The Honorable Everett McKinley Dirksen Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/305983