Statehouse memorial will honor late Gov. Bowen

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) —  Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and House Speaker Brian Bosma will join several other speakers at a memorial service for former Gov. Otis Bowen.

A Pence spokeswoman says all of Indiana's living ex-governors except for Mitch Daniels will attend Thursday's noon memorial in the Statehouse Rotunda.

Bowen died May 4 at age 95. The Republican was Indiana's governor from 1973 to 1981. He became secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 1985, taking charge of the federal government's response to the spread of AIDS after the Reagan administration was criticized for a slow initial response.

Former Health and Human Services undersecretary Don Newman will be among the speakers. Former Indiana Secretary of State Ed Simcox is to open the memorial.

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