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4252Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010605Primary Sponsor: McLeodAll Sponsors: McLeodDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\gjk\20774sd01.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20010606Subject: Dr. Clifford G. Shull, Martha-Nuel Summer Shull, ResolutionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20010606 Received from Senate Senate 20010606 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 20010605 Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate Versions of This Bill
TO EXPRESS THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO THE FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS OF 1994 NOBEL PRIZE LAUREATE IN PHYSICS, DR. CLIFFORD G. SHULL, AND HIS WIFE, MARTHA-NUEL SUMMER SHULL, A NEWBERRY NATIVE, WHO DIED RESPECTIVELY ON MARCH 31, 2001, AND APRIL 4, 2001, AND WERE BURIED IN NEWBERRY'S ROSEMONT CEMETERY.
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina wish to express their deepest sympathy and most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Clifford G. Shull, the 1994 Nobel Prize Laureate in physics, and his wife, Martha-Nuel Summer Shull; and
Whereas, Dr. Shull and Mrs. Shull, born two days apart in 1915, died within four days of each other on March 31, 2001, and April 4, 2001, respectively, having been married for almost sixty years. The couple met in New York City while both were pursuing educational goals and were married in 1941; and
Whereas, Dr. Shull, born and reared in Pittsburgh, received a B.S. degree from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University) and earned his doctorate in physics from New York University; and
Whereas, Mrs. Shull, born and reared in Newberry, was a member of the prominent Summer family whose forbears were pioneers in Newberry. Following their marriage, the Shulls were urged by her father to settle in Newberry to operate the family business, C. T. Summer General Mercantile, established in 1884, but the couple decided to move forward with Dr. Shull's physics career; and
Whereas, Mrs. Shull was a true Southern lady ahead of her time. She obtained a B.A. degree from Randolph-Macon Women's College and a M.A. degree in history from Columbia University. Her multitude of talents included interest in history, the arts, business, and politics. She believed in traditional family values and in equal rights for women; and
Whereas, Dr. Shull conducted most of his Nobel Prize-winning research in the late 1940's and 1950's at Tennessee's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In 1955, Dr. Shull joined the faculty at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and
Whereas, after marriage, the Shulls never lived in Newberry but maintained a keen interest in the community and have generously supported the Newberry Opera House and other community endeavors; and
Whereas, Dr. Shull's Nobel Prize was awarded for his pioneering work in neutron scattering. By analyzing the scattering pattern, scientists can produce a detailed picture of the arrangement of atoms in the sample material. The technique has proven to be one of the best methods available to scientists looking deep within a solid piece of matter to determine how its atoms are arranged; and
Whereas, the research of Dr. Shull has helped explain the structure of atoms, the basic building blocks of all matter, and many of the most important advances in materials science in the last decade have been based on, or explained by, research using Dr. Shull's neutron scattering method; and
Whereas, Dr. Shull was awarded the Buckley Prize by the American Physical Society and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and to the National Academy of Sciences. In 1993 he received from the Royal Swedish Academy of Science the Gregori Aminoff Prize; and
Whereas, Dr. and Mrs. Shull have been truly outstanding in their respective fields and endeavors, and it is most befitting for the members of General Assembly of the State of South Carolina to pause in their deliberations to recognize the distinguished career and contributions of this prominent scientist and his lovely wife. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly express their deepest sympathy to the family and many friends of 1994 Nobel Prize Laureate in physics, Dr. Clifford G. Shull, and his wife, Martha-Nuel Summer Shull, a Newberry native, who died respectively on March 31, 2001, and April 4, 2001, and are buried in Newberry's Rosemont Cemetery.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the family of Dr. and Mrs. Shull.
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