Longtime St. Maries Legislator Dies At 90
Emery E. Hedlund of St. Maries, a former state legislator, died Sunday. He was 90.
Hedlund served in the Idaho House of Representatives from 1961 through 1982 and at one point was the ranking Democrat on the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee.
The longtime owner and operator of Economy Hardware backed funding for buildings at the University of Idaho, North Idaho College and Idaho State University.
Because of his interest in education and his vocational training, the Hedlund Vocational Building and Emery’s Restaurant on the North Idaho College campus were named for him.
A memorial service is scheduled today.