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S*1170
Session 110 (1993-1994) 

S*1170 Concurrent Resolution, By Passailaigue, Bryan, Cork, Courson, Courtney, 
Drummond, Elliott, Ford, Giese, Glover, Gregory, Hayes, Holland, Jackson, Land, 
Lander, Leatherman, Leventis, A.S. Macaulay, Martin, Matthews, McConnell, 
McGill, Mescher, T.W. Mitchell, Moore, O'Dell, Patterson, Peeler, Rankin, Reese, 
L.E. Richter, M.T. Rose, Russell, Ryberg, Saleeby, Setzler, Short, G. Smith, 
J.V. Smith, H.S. Stilwell, Thomas, Waldrep, WashingtonNext, M.B. Williams and 
Wilson
 A Concurrent Resolution to request the Department of Transportation to name
 that section of the Mark Clark Expressway which crosses over the Wando River
 as the James B. Edwards Bridge.

   02/09/94  Senate Introduced, adopted, sent to House SJ-16
   02/09/94  House  Introduced HJ-75
   02/09/94  House  Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial
                     Resolutions HJ-75
   02/17/94  House  Committee report: Favorable Invitations and
                     Memorial Resolutions HJ-5
   02/23/94  House  Adopted, returned to Senate with concurrence HJ-39



COMMITTEE REPORT

February 17, 1994

S. 1170

Introduced by SENATORS Passailaigue, Bryan, Cork, Courson, Courtney, Drummond, Elliott, Ford, Giese, Glover, Gregory, Hayes, Holland, Jackson, Land, Lander, Leatherman, Leventis, Macaulay, Martin, Matthews, McConnell, McGill, Mescher, Mitchell, Moore, O'Dell, Patterson, Peeler, Rankin, Reese, Richter, Rose, Russell, Ryberg, Saleeby, Setzler, Short, Greg Smith, J. Verne Smith, Stilwell, Thomas, Waldrep, PreviousWashington, Williams and Wilson

S. Printed 2/17/94--H.

Read the first time February 9, 1994.

THE COMMITTEE ON

INVITATIONS AND MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS

To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 1170), to request the Department of Transportation to name that section of the Mark Clark Expressway which crosses over the Wando River, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:

DEWITT WILLIAMS, for Committee.

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO NAME THAT SECTION OF THE MARK CLARK EXPRESSWAY WHICH CROSSES OVER THE WANDO RIVER AS THE JAMES B. EDWARDS BRIDGE.

Whereas, Dr. James Burrows Edwards was born on June 24, 1927, in Hawthorne, Florida; and

Whereas, he is an oral surgeon who, after graduating from the College of Charleston in 1950, went on to study Dentistry at the University of Louisville and attended the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate Medical School; and

Whereas, Dr. Edwards has had a distinguished career of service to his country, serving in the United States Maritime Service during World War II where he became a Ship's Officer at the age of nineteen and the United States Navy where he served as a Dental Officer and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander; and

Whereas, he served as the Chairman of the Charleston County Republican party from 1964-1969 and as Chairman of the First Congressional Republican Committee from 1970-1971; and

Whereas, Dr. Edwards served in the South Carolina State Senate from 1972-1974 after which he was elected the first Republican Governor of the State of South Carolina since the days of Reconstruction; and

Whereas, Dr. Edwards, as Governor of the State, served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Nuclear Energy for the National Governor's Association and Chairman of the Southern Governor's Conference; and

Whereas, Dr. Edwards, in his long established tradition of community service, has been involved in a number of organizations and projects including the Palmetto Partnership for Drug Abuse Prevention, the Carolina Art Association, the South Carolina Historical Society, and has served as a member of the board of both Charleston and Baker Memorial Hospitals; and

Whereas, in acknowledgement of his continued concern for the community and outstanding leadership, he was given the honor of having the James B. Edwards Elementary School in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina dedicated to him in 1981; and

Whereas, he has received several other awards including the Tenth Thomas P. Hinman Distinguished Service Medal, the Founders Medal presented by the College of Charleston, and the Silver Good Citizenship Medal presented by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution; and

Whereas, Dr. Edwards has been awarded ten honorary degrees and serves on the boards of ten corporations; and

Whereas, because of his outstanding public service and proven leadership in the field of energy development and conservation, President Ronald Reagan appointed Dr. Edwards to serve as the Secretary of the United States Department of Energy; and

Whereas, Dr. Edwards has served effectively and successfully as President of the Medical University of South Carolina since 1982. Now, therefore,

Be in resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:

That the members of the General Assembly request the Department of Transportation to name that section of the Mark Clark Expressway which crosses over the Wando River as the James B. Edwards Bridge.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Dr. James B. Edwards.

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