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HouseBill Number: 4069Primary Sponsor: HarvinType of Legislation: CRSubject: Morris, Judge James M. "Mac"Date Bill Passed both Bodies: Jan 15, 1992Computer Document Number: 436/11900.SDIntroduced Date: Jan 14, 1992Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: Jan 15, 1992Last History Type: Received from SenateScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: HarvinType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4069 House Jan 15, 1992 Received from Senate 4069 Senate Jan 15, 1992 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence 4069 House Jan 14, 1992 Introduced, adopted, sent to SenateView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO EXPRESS THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO THE FAMILY OF JUDGE JAMES M. "MAC" MORRIS OF MANNING, ONE OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S MOST DISTINGUISHED JURISTS, UPON HIS RECENT DEATH.
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly were deeply saddened to learn of the death on Thursday, September 5, 1991, of one of South Carolina's most distinguished jurists, Judge James M. "Mac" Morris of Manning; and
Whereas, Judge Morris was elected to the circuit bench on August 16, 1979, and served with distinction until his retirement approximately one year ago. Prior to his election to the bench, he served as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1955 to 1962, and served two terms in the South Carolina Senate, one from 1963 to 1966 and the other from 1969 to 1976, before being elected a circuit judge; and
Whereas, he was a native of Clarendon County, graduated from the University of South Carolina Law School in 1955, and was a prominent and respected attorney in Manning from 1954 to 1971; and
Whereas, "Mac" Morris embodied the finest attributes of a judge. He was a student of the law and consummate professional while at the same time being absolutely fair with a high respect for the office he held as well as the lawyers and litigants who came before him; and
Whereas, the respect in which he was held by his peers is evidenced by his receipt of the many awards and honors including the Silver Scales of Justice Award, presented by the South Carolina Victims Assistance Network in 1988 for outstanding public service for victims of crime; the Leadership Award by the South Carolina Department of Parole and Community Corrections in 1985 for outstanding contributions in criminal justice; and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Certificate of Award for distinguished service to his city, county, and state; and
Whereas, he was above all a devoted husband and father who loved his family very deeply and who gave to his family and many friends unfailing kindness, consideration, and compassion; and
Whereas, with the death of this fine man and able jurist at the age of sixty-three, the people of Clarendon County and the State of South Carolina have lost an outstanding citizen, political, judicial, and community leader and a good friend. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly hereby express their deepest sympathy to the family of Judge James M. "Mac" Morris of Manning, one of South Carolina's most distinguished jurists, upon his recent death.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to his widow, Mrs. Martha Pierce Morris.