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737Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20010605Primary Sponsor: DrummondAll Sponsors: DrummondDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\dka\4544mm01.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20010605Subject: Lieutenant Governor Nancy Stevenson, ResolutionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 20010605 Received from House House 20010605 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence Senate 20010605 Introduced, adopted, sent to House Versions of This Bill
EXPRESSING THE SORROW OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND ITS GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT THE DEATH OF FORMER LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR NANCY STEVENSON, AND MEMORIALIZING HER MANY AND VARIED CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS STATE, BOTH AS A PUBLIC SERVANT AND AS A WOMAN.
Whereas, Nancy Stevenson, Lieutenant Governor of the State of South Carolina from 1979 to 1983, died May 31, 2001, at her home in Virginia; and
Whereas, the former Charleston resident lived her final days as gracefully as she had lived the rest of her life; and
Whereas, she was the first woman to hold a statewide elected public office in South Carolina; and
Whereas, that elected public life began as a Representative from her beloved Charleston to the House of Representatives, where she served with distinction for the 1975-78 term; and
Whereas, she was elected Lieutenant Governor of the State of South Carolina November 7, 1978; and
Whereas, during that tenure she established the PAL Hotline, an informational line for the citizens of South Carolina to inquire about state government services; and
Whereas, she also was involved in promoting state governmental efficiency and rewarding state employees whose practices attained that result; and
Whereas, as a published author herself, and a former journalist for the New York Herald Tribune, she deeply appreciated the power of the written word, she began the Lieutenant Governor's writing competition that flourishes even today; and
Whereas, she aspired to and reached personal and professional goals that had too often been outside the visions and possibilities for women of her generation; and
Whereas, she inspired and carved a path for many of the women who are in public service today, each of whom can display proudly the T-shirt bearing her image and the slogan "Not one of the good old boys!"; and
Whereas, the State of South Carolina owes a debt of gratitude and a moment of remembrance for its former servant. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly do hereby express the sorrow of the State of South Carolina at the death of former Lieutenant Governor Nancy Stevenson, and memorialize her many and varied contributions to this State, both as a public servant and as a woman.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the family of Lieutenant Governor Nancy Stevenson.
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