Statement by Commissioner Staples Regarding the Passing of Hilmar Moore, The Longest-Serving Mayor in the U.S. (12/5/2012)

“In a state that’s world-renowned for deserving heroes and celebrated legacies, Hilmar Moore was a legend, whose commitment to others impacted generations of Texans,” Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples said. “His passing at 92 years old leaves us deeply saddened, but also eternally grateful. Along with his incredible and wholly dedicated 63 years of service as the mayor of Richmond, Texas, Hilmar also was a pioneer in Texas ranching and agriculture. A true Texas gentleman with a strong work ethic and contagious sense of humor, Hilmar leaves behind a legacy of character, service and integrity that will continue to define Texas for decades to come.”

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