Branstad names conference room in honor of former Iowa Governor Robert D. Ray PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Office of the Governor of the State of Iowa   
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 13:45

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today named the large conference room in honor of former Iowa Governor Robert D. Ray.

Ray, who is celebrating his 84th birthday today, joined the governor and family members for a brief ceremony marking the occasion. The conference room is where the governor and Lt. Gov. Reynolds hold their weekly news conferences, and serves as an important meeting room for policy discussions.

“Gov. Robert Ray was a phenomenal governor and a true statesman,” said Branstad, who served as Ray’s lieutenant governor from 1979-1983. “I wanted to honor Gov. Ray’s accomplishments in a fitting manner, and given this is such an important room with a high public visibility, this is a fitting tribute to his service.”

Gov. Ray’s official portrait, pictured here with Govs. Branstad and Ray, will hang in the conference room.

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