CARY, N.C. (AP) — David Flaherty, a former cupboard secretary for 2 Republican North Carolina governors and as soon as a gubernatorial nominee himself, has died at the age of 92.
Flaherty died from pure causes on Dec. 20 at his house in Cary, in keeping with Ben Jenkins with Jenkins Funeral Home in Newton. Flaherty, who had lived beforehand in western North Carolina, had been in deteriorating well being in recent times, Jenkins mentioned Tuesday. A memorial service might be held at a date but to be decided.
Flaherty was a two-term state senator who later served as state human sources secretary for Gov. Jim Holshouser within the mid-Seventies and Gov. Jim Martin within the late Nineteen Eighties and early ’90s.
Flaherty gained his occasion’s nomination for governor in 1976 however was handily defeated that November by then-Lt. Gov. Jim Hunt, a Democrat who in the end served 4 phrases as chief government.
Flaherty additionally was state Republican Party chairman within the early Nineteen Eighties and served as Martin’s head of the Employment Security Commission.
A local of Boston, Flaherty moved to Lenoir after becoming a member of Broyhill Industries in 1955, in keeping with the funeral house’s ready obituary.
His spouse, Nancy Hamill Flaherty, died final yr following their 66 years of marriage. Survivors embrace a number of kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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