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341Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950110Primary Sponsor: PassailaigueAll Sponsors: Passailaigue, Ford, McConnell, Richter, Rose, Greg Smith and WashingtonDrafted Document Number: PASSAILAIGUE\RES9560.ELPDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950111Subject: Milton Alfred Pearlstine
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19950111 Received from House House 19950111 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence Senate 19950110 Introduced, adopted, sent to HouseView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF MR. MILTON ALFRED PEARLSTINE, PRESIDENT OF I.M. PEARLSTINE AND SONS, CHARLESTON'S OLDEST CONTINUOUSLY OPERATED FAMILY BUSINESS.
Whereas, Mr. Milton Alfred Pearlstine died on Thursday, September 8, 1994, at the age of 95 at his home in Charleston; and
Whereas, Mr. Pearlstine was born in 1899 during the post-reconstruction era in South Carolina; and
Whereas, Mr. Pearlstine served as a member of Mayor John P. Grace's Port Utilities Commission and later as one of the founding board members of the South Carolina Ports Authority serving for some thirty years; and
Whereas, Mr. Pearlstine was instrumental in assisting with the transformation of the port of Charleston from a shipping backwater into the second largest handler of container tonnage on the Atlantic Seaboard and the 17th largest in the world; and
Whereas, Mr. Pearlstine was tireless in his efforts and unequaled in his devotion to public service having secured $21 million worth of state funding to modernize Charleston's waterfront and establish port facilities at Georgetown and Port Royal; and
Whereas, Mr. Pearlstine was a visionary who vigorously fought for the erection of an export grain elevator at the Port of Charleston thereby restoring the port city to its antebellum rice days prosperity and facilitating the growth of the state's soybean industry; and
Whereas, Mr. Pearlstine became a major contributor to the historic preservation of Charleston's rich history when his 1935 philanthropic gift to the city of the nearly-ruined Planters Hotel at the corner of Church and Queen Streets enabled the Dock Street Theater to be constructed behind the historic hotel; and
Whereas, Mr. Pearlstine was a prominent and well respected member of the Charleston business community serving as President of I.M. Pearlstine and Sons, a business started in 1865 by his grandfather and great-grandfather, and reputed to be Charleston's oldest continuously operated family business. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly honor the memory of Mr. Milton Alfred Pearlstine, President of I.M. Pearlstine and Sons, and express their deepest sympathies for his survivors.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mr. Pearlstine's daughter, Ms. Barbara Lemel, at 37 Sussex Road, Charleston, SC, 29407.