Current Status Bill Number:
4141Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970513Primary Sponsor: YoungAll Sponsors: Young, Woodrum, Harvin, Canty, G. Brown and NealDrafted Document Number: dka\4616mm.97Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19970514Subject: Henry B. "Punch" Richardson, Sr.; Resolutions
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19970514 Received from Senate Senate 19970514 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 19970513 Introduced, adopted, sent to SenateView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO EXTEND TO THE FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS OF FORMER STATE SENATOR HENRY B. "PUNCH" RICHARDSON, SR., OF SUMTER, THE HEARTFELT SYMPATHY OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA ON THEIR LOSS OF A LOVING FAMILY MEMBER AND DEDICATED PUBLIC SERVANT.
Whereas, Henry B. "Punch" Richardson, Sr., of Sumter, died Sunday, May 11, 1997, at the age of eighty years; and
Whereas, he left his wife, Thelma Seigler Richardson; two sons, Henry B. Richardson, Jr., and Phillip C. Richardson; four grandchildren; and five sisters; and
Whereas, he was born in Laurens, the son of the late Richard C. and Margaret Sullivan Richardson; and
Whereas, he was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter, a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, and a former Sumter County magistrate; and
Whereas, he was elected to serve in the General Assembly of South Carolina as a State Senator in 1954; and
Whereas, he served his community and his State in the Senate until 1972; and
Whereas, during that time he distinguished himself as a "fine gentleman", who served as Chairman of the Senate's Highway Committee and who helped locate Central Carolina Technical College and USC-Sumter in his community; and
Whereas, he was a founding partner of Richardson, James and Player Law Firm in Sumter; member of the Seldon Society; charter member of the Sumter County Historical Society and the Palmetto Club; member and past chairman of the American Automobile Association of the Carolinas and past exalted ruler of the Sumter BPOE; and
Whereas, former Senator Richardson was a World War II Army Captain and a member of American Legion Post 15, among many other professional and civic associations; and
Whereas, his influence and integrity will be greatly missed by the citizens of Sumter County and the State of South Carolina. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly extend their heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of former State Senator Henry B. "Punch" Richardson, Sr., of Sumter, on the loss of a loving family member and dedicated public servant.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mrs. Thelma Seigler Richardson.