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3917Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19990414Primary Sponsor: HarvinAll Sponsors: Harvin, Gamble, H. Brown, Allen, Allison, Altman, Askins, Bailey, Bales, Barfield, Barrett, Battle, Beck, Bowers, Breeland, G. Brown, J. Brown, T. Brown, Campsen, Canty, Carnell, Cato, Chellis, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cooper, Cotty, Dantzler, Davenport, Delleney, Easterday, Edge, Emory, Fleming, Gilham, Gourdine, Govan, Hamilton, Harrell, Harris, Harrison, Haskins, Hawkins, Hayes, J. Hines, M. Hines, Hinson, Howard, Inabinett, Jennings, Keegan, Kelley, Kennedy, Kirsh, Klauber, Knotts, Koon, Lanford, Law, Leach, Lee, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Lloyd, Loftis, Lourie, Lucas, Mack, Maddox, Martin, Mason, McCraw, McGee, McKay, M. McLeod, W. McLeod, McMahand, Meacham-Richardson, Miller, Moody-Lawrence, J.H. Neal, Neilson, Ott, Parks, Phillips, Pinckney, Quinn, Rhoad, Rice, Riser, Robinson, Rodgers, Rutherford, Sandifer, Scott, Seithel, Sharpe, Sheheen, Simrill, D. Smith, F. Smith, J. Smith, R. Smith, Stille, Stuart, Taylor, Townsend, Tripp, Trotter, Vaughn, Walker, Webb, Whatley, Whipper, Wilder, Wilkes, Wilkins, Witherspoon, Woodrum and Young-BrickellDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22290cm99.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19990415Subject: The Honorable Joseph O. Rogers, Jr., ResolutionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19990415 Received from Senate Senate 19990414 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 19990414 Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate Versions of This Bill
TO EXTEND THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO THE FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS OF ONE OF THE PALMETTO STATE'S MOST PROMINENT AND RESPECTED LEADERS, THE HONORABLE JOSEPH ROGERS, JR., OF CLARENDON COUNTY, A FORMER MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly were saddened to learn of the death of former Representative Joseph Rogers, Jr., of Clarendon County on April 6, 1999, at the age of seventy-seven; and
Whereas, born in Mullins on October 8, 1921, he was the son of Joseph Oscar Rogers and Lila McDonald Rogers; and
Whereas, he was a 1938 graduate of Charleston High School and attended the College of Charleston; and
Whereas, Representative Joseph Rogers' education was interrupted by World War II, during which he served in the 758th Engineer Company, Seventh Army, in Northern Africa and Southern France; and
Whereas, upon his return from serving his country with distinction during World War II, he attended the Citadel and graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1950; and
Whereas, Representative Rogers was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1954 until 1966, where he served as Vice-Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee; and
Whereas, he served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1968, and as United States District Attorney for South Carolina from 1969 until 1971; and
Whereas, Representative Rogers was frequently appointed as a Special Circuit Court Judge, was a member of the South Carolina Commission of Higher Education, was a Director of the Bank of Clarendon, and a member of the Clarendon County Development Board; and
Whereas, he was awarded the Order of the Palmetto by both Governors Edwards and Beasley; and
Whereas, Representative Rogers was a member of St. Peter's Masonic Lodge #54 in Manning; and
Whereas, he was a member of the Manning United Methodist Church where he served as Chairman of the Administrative Board, Lay Leader, Sunday School teacher, Lay Delegate to the Annual Conference, and was elected as a delegate to the Methodist Jurisdictional Conference in 1968; and
Whereas, surviving are his wife, the former Kathleen Brown of Hemingway, two sons, Rev. Timothy J. and Joseph O., III, and one daughter, Pamela R. Melton; and
Whereas, Representative Rogers' death represents a tremendous loss to the State of South Carolina, and we want the members of his family and many friends to know they are uppermost in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina extend their deepest sympathy to the family and many friends of one of the Palmetto State's most prominent and respected leaders, the Honorable Joseph Rogers, Jr., former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives.
Be it further resolved that copies of this resolution be presented to the family of Joseph Rogers, Jr., and to his longtime law partner, Marion S. Riggs, Esquire, of Manning, South Carolina.
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