TOPEKA — Gov. Jeff Colyer has ordered state offices to close Wednesday in observance of a national day of mourning for former President George H.W. Bush.
Bush died late Friday at age 94.
Shawnee County Commission chairman Kevin Cook said the Third Judicial District Courts inside the Shawnee County Courthouse will also be closed.
County offices will be open for business on Wednesday.
The governor was a White House fellow when Bush was president and vice president. In addition to closing state offices, Colyer ordered flags to fly at half-staff for 30 days.
“His hard work and dedication over decades of public service was matched only by his love and devotion to his wife, Barbara, and his children," Colyer said. "His contributions at every level of his personal and political life have truly made our country and our world a better place. My prayers are with the Bush family during their time of grieving.”
President Donald Trump ordered federal offices to be closed Wednesday, as well.
Trump signed an executive order Saturday directing federal agencies and departments to close "as a mark of respect for George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first President of the United States."
The White House announced Bush will be honored with a state funeral and said President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will attend a service at Washington's National Cathedral.