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HouseBill Number: 4891Primary Sponsor: RogersType of Legislation: CRSubject: Belser, C. HeywardDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940309Computer Document Number: PT/1089DW.94Introduced Date: 19940308Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19940309Last History Type: Received from SenateScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Rogers Waites Scott Shissias Quinn Harrison J. Brown Neal Byrd Corning Rudnick M.O. Alexander T.C. Alexander Allison Anderson Askins G. Bailey J. Bailey Baker Barber Baxley Beatty Boan Breeland G. Brown H. Brown Canty Carnell Cato Chamblee Clyborne Cobb-Hunter Cooper Cromer Davenport Delleney Elliott Fair Farr Felder Fulmer Gamble Gonzales Govan Graham Hallman Harrell Harrelson J. Harris P. Harris Harvin Harwell Haskins Hines Hodges Holt Houck Huff Hutson Inabinett Jaskwhich Jennings Keegan Kelley Kennedy Keyserling Kinon Kirsh Klauber Koon Lanford Law Littlejohn Marchbanks Martin Mattos McAbee McCraw McElveen McKay McLeod McMahand McTeer Meacham Moody-Lawrence Neilson Phillips Rhoad Richardson Riser Robinson Sharpe Sheheen Simrill D. Smith R. Smith Snow Spearman Stille Stoddard Stone Stuart Sturkie Thomas Townsend Trotter Tucker Vaughn Waldrop Walker Wells Whipper White D. Wilder J. Wilder Wilkes Wilkins Williams Witherspoon Wofford Worley Wright A. Young R. YoungType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
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EXPRESSING SYMPATHY FROM THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO THE FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF C. HEYWARD BELSER OF COLUMBIA, FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, WHO DIED THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 1994.
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly were saddened to learn of the death of Columbia attorney, C. Heyward Belser on Thursday, March 3, 1994; and
Whereas, the death of this most distinguished statesman brings to a close the career of one of South Carolina's most distinguished figures in state politics; and
Whereas, during his Chairmanship of the House Judiciary Committee, he was instrumental in getting the South Carolina Constitution extensively revised; and
Whereas, Mr. Belser is the grandson of the late Duncan Clinch Heyward, Governor of South Carolina from 1903 to 1907; and
Whereas, Mr. Belser was also a gifted tennis player, playing competitively all his life and was a member of the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame with a string of titles in singles and doubles competition, too numerous to mention; and
Whereas, Mr. Belser was educated in the Columbia public schools and graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina; and
Whereas, he was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of South Carolina's master degree program and received his law degree from Yale University; and
Whereas, during World War II Mr. Belser served as a pilot in the India-China-Burma theater and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross; and
Whereas, after the war, Mr. Belser practiced law in New York and Washington, D.C.; he returned to Columbia to establish and become the Senior Partner of Belser, Baker, Barwick, Ravenel, Toal and Bender; and
Whereas, in 1985 Heyward Belser joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Companion Corporation as Senior Vice President and General Counsel; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly and all those with whom he came in contact will miss his standards of excellence, his brilliant insight, his courtesy, and his humor; and
Whereas, it is with great sadness that the career of such an extraordinary individual has come to a close, but due to his unselfish dedication to his State, he has ensured that generations to come will benefit from the work he has so diligently crafted. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly extend their sympathy to the friends and family of C. Heyward Belser of Columbia, former Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, who died Thursday, March 3, 1994.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to his wife, Shelvie Culbreth Belser.