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SenateBill Number: 786Primary Sponsor: MitchellType of Legislation: CRSubject: Thomason, Belton Oswald "Tommy", Jr.Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19930519Computer Document Number: DKA/4729AL.93Introduced Date: 19930518Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: 19930519Last History Type: Received from HouseScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Mitchell Bryan Cork Courson Courtney Drummond Elliott Ford Giese Glover Gregory Hayes Holland Jackson Land Lander Leatherman Leventis Macaulay Martin Matthews McConnell McGill Mescher Moore O'Dell Passailaigue Patterson Peeler Rankin Reese Richter Rose Russell Ryberg Saleeby Setzler Short Greg Smith J. Verne Smith Stilwell Thomas Waldrep Washington Williams WilsonType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 786 Senate 19930519 Received from House 786 House 19930519 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence 786 Senate 19930518 Introduced, adopted, sent to HouseView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO EXPRESS SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF BELTON OSWALD "TOMMY" THOMASON, JR., OF GREENVILLE UPON HIS DEATH.
Whereas, Belton Oswald "Tommy" Thomason, Jr., of Greenville died on May 11, 1993, at the age of 67; and
Whereas, Mr. Thomason was a partner in the law firm of Love, Thornton, Arnold and Thomason for more than forty years; and
Whereas, he was born in Greenville and attended The Citadel before being drafted into the Army in 1944 to serve in WWII; and
Whereas, he graduated from Furman University in 1949 and earned his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School in 1952; and
Whereas, he began his law practice in 1952, served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1959-62, and was a member of the South Carolina Bar and the American Bar Association;
Whereas, Mr. Thomason was a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, served as solicitor and chief prosecuting attorney from 1963-1971, was a chairman of the South Carolina Public Service Commission"s merit selection panel, and was a special circuit judge for criminal court; and
Whereas, the Greenville Bar Association, of which in 1984 Mr. Thomason was president, established an award in his name for leadership and professionalism in the law community; and
Whereas, Mr. Thomason received numerous awards and honors, including the Order of the Palmetto from Governor Carroll Campbell and former Governor Dick Riley, and he was to receive an honorary doctorate degree at Furman University"s 1993 commencement exercises; and
Whereas, he was very active in his community and he will be missed by members of the legal community, his friends, and family. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly express their deepest sympathy to the family of Belton Oswald "Tommy" Thomason, Jr., of Greenville upon his death.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mrs. Jean Folk Thomason.