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Douglas W. Franchot Jr., WWII veteran, father of Comptroller Franchot, has died

Posted: 12:27 PM, Jun 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-20 13:44:29-04
Douglas W. Franchot Jr.

BALTIMORE — Douglas W. Franchot Jr., the WWII veteran, retired lawyer and father of Comptroller Peter Franchot, has passed away at the age of 97.

The Comptroller of Maryland announced his passing on social media on Thursday.

Comptroller Franchot stated in a Facebook post that his father died peacefully Thursday morning.

"I'm heartbroken but, at the same time, I'm grateful and relieved that he was alert, in good spirits and free of pain in the days leading up to his death," Franchot said.

His full statement regarding his father's death can be read below.