Governor Pays Respects To House Speaker Michael Busch

He says Busch left the Md. a better plan than he found it.


Annapolis, Md (KM) Mourners paid their final respects on Monday to House Speaker Michael Busch, who died Sunday of last week at the age of 72.

His casket was brought into the State House Rotunda in Annapolis on Monday. Bagpipes played “Amazing Grace” as an honor guard carried the casket. The coffin was placed on a bier near the historic House of Delegates mace, which is a 300-year-old wooden and silver staff that designates  when the chamber is in session.

Governor Larry Hogan spoke during the welcoming ceremony. “Few have served Maryland with as much passion and dedication as Mike Busch did. And few will leave this earth as well loved and esteemed as he was,” Hogan said.

Public visitation took place from 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Monday, and will resume on Tuesday from 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday at 11:00 AM at St. John Neuman Church in Annapolis.

Busch was Maryland’s longest serving Speaker of the House of Delegates.


By Kevin McManus