Melinda Tuhus file photo
Irving Stolberg (Melinda Tuhus file photo)

A memorial reception for former Speaker of the House Irving Stolberg will be held 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Legislative Office Building atrium.

Stolberg, a Democrat, served in the House of Representatives for 22 years. He was known for overseeing the construction of the Legislative Office Building, making the legislative branch a co-equal branch of government on par with the executive branch, and increasing the role of legislative leadership in fundraising for General Assembly candidates. Stolberg died this past February of leukemia.

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