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4309Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010621Primary Sponsor: McLeodAll Sponsors: McLeod, Wilder, J. Brown and WalkerDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\nbd\11895ac01.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20010628Subject: Dr. Lawrence F. McManus, ResolutionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20010628 Received from Senate Senate 20010621 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 20010621 Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate Versions of This Bill
TO EXPRESS THE DEEPEST SYMPATHY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY UPON THE DEATH OF DR. LAWRENCE F. MCMANUS OF PROSPERITY AND TO EXPRESS THEIR GRATITUDE FOR HIS OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP, COMMITMENT, AND ADVOCACY IN THE CREATION OF THE GIFT OF LIFE TRUST FUND.
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly were deeply sadden to learn of the death of Dr. Lawrence McManus of Prosperity, age sixty-one, on Tuesday, June 19, 2001; and
Whereas, Dr. McManus, born in New York City, was a graduate of Manhattan College and earned his medical degree from New York Medical College, interning at Walter Reed Army Hospital. While serving in the United States Army, he was Chief of Orthopaedics Surgery at Fort Jackson; and
Whereas, in 1973 he entered private practice with the Moore Orthopaedic Clinic in Columbia. He later owned the Newberry Orthopaedic Association and was associated with Midlands Orthopaedics of Columbia. He served as Chief of Staff at Newberry County Memorial Hospital from 1985-1986; and
Whereas, his leadership in the medical community included serving as Secretary-Treasurer and President of the South Carolina Orthopaedic Association and President of the South Carolina Chapter of the National Arthritis Foundation. He was an active member of the Transaction Council of the National Kidney Foundation, the United Network for Organ Sharing, and many medical societies and associations; and
Whereas, Dr. McManus was the state's most passionate advocate and the driving force behind establishing the Gift of Life Trust Fund for the promotion of organ donation and education; and
Whereas, he not only spearheaded the creation of the Trust Fund, but he also served as Chairman of its Board from 1996-2000, ensuring a solid foundation and strong beginning; and
Whereas, Dr. McManus will long be remembered for his role in the Gift of Life Trust Fund and for the lasting legacy of life he has given to thousands of organ recipients across the nation; and
Whereas, he was a faithful member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Chapin, a founding member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, and a devoted, former member at St. Joseph's, Columbia and St. Mark's, Newberry; and
Whereas, among the honors bestowed upon Dr. McManus for his many contributions were the South Carolina Organ Procurement Agency's "Legacy of Life" volunteer award, the South Carolina Lion's Club "Outstanding Service Award", and the Order of the Palmetto; and
Whereas, above all, Dr. McManus was the devoted husband of Kathleen O'Connor McManus, the beloved father of four children, and the loving grandfather of six grandchildren; and
Whereas, it is proper and fitting that the members of the General Assembly pause in their deliberations to note the passing of such a dedicated doctor, passionate advocate, and outstanding community leader. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, express the deepest sympathy upon the death of Dr. Lawrence F. McManus of Prosperity and express their gratitude and appreciation for his outstanding leadership, commitment, and advocacy in the creation of the Gift of Life Trust Fund.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the family of Dr. Lawrence F. McManus.
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