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Sponsors: Reps. Miller, Harvin, R. Brown and Limehouse
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Introduced in the House on February 11, 2004
Introduced in the Senate on February 18, 2004
Adopted by the General Assembly on March 4, 2004
Summary: Charleston County, James Mitchell "Mitch" Graham Highway
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/11/2004 House Introduced HJ-35 2/11/2004 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-36 2/12/2004 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-25 2/17/2004 House Adopted, sent to Senate HJ-29 2/18/2004 Senate Introduced SJ-12 2/18/2004 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation SJ-12 3/3/2004 Senate Committee report: Favorable Transportation SJ-23 3/4/2004 Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence SJ-17
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March 3, 2004
S. Printed 3/3/04--S.
Read the first time February 18, 2004.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 4743) to request the Department of Transportation to name that portion of Highway 17 from the town limits of Awendaw to the town limits of McClellanville in honor of the late James Mitchell "Mitch" Graham, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
GREG RYBERG for Committee.
TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO NAME THAT PORTION OF HIGHWAY 17 FROM THE TOWN LIMITS OF AWENDAW TO THE TOWN LIMITS OF MCCLELLANVILLE IN HONOR OF THE LATE JAMES MITCHELL "MITCH" GRAHAM WHO WAS ONE OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S MOST DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND WHO WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE FOUNDING OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES AMONG OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS.
Whereas, the late James Mitchell "Mitch" Graham was one of South Carolina's most distinguished local public officials; and
Whereas, J. Mitchell Graham was born in 1926 and died in 1972 at the age of 46. He served on Charleston County Council from 1955 to 1972. He was Chairman of Charleston County Council from 1957 to 1965, from 1967 to 1970, and in 1972; and
Whereas, Mitch Graham was one of the founders and leaders of the South Carolina Association of Counties. The Association of Counties was established in 1967. Mitch Graham served as vice president of the association in 1968-1969. He was president of the association from 1969-1971, and served on the board of directors until his death in 1972; and
Whereas, the most prestigious award that the association bestows at its annual conference is named in his honor. Established in 1973, the J. Mitchell Graham Memorial Award competition will be celebrating its thirty-first anniversary this year. Counties present projects they have undertaken in the past year that have successfully addressed a county need or responded to a county problem. From these presentations county winners are then selected. The award is presented as a tribute to the influence and leadership of Mitch Graham; and
Whereas, one of the legacies he left was a large and wonderful family. Mitch Graham had five children: sons, Michael Hampton Graham and James Mitchell Graham, Jr., and daughters, Susan Marie Graham, Pamela Michelle Graham, and Gerilyn Graham. He also has one surviving sister, Mrs. Thomasine Graham Harvin, mother of our friend and colleague, Representative Alex Harvin; and
Whereas, a number of citizens and community leaders in Charleston County and the Lowcountry including the Mayors of Awendaw and McClellanville believe that this outstanding man deserves an appropriate recognition for the service and contributions he made to his community and State; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, believe that the portion of Highway 17 from the town limits of Awendaw to the town limits of McClellanville should be named in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly request the Department of Transportation to name that portion of Highway 17 from the town limits of Awendaw to the town limits of McClellanville in honor of the late James Mitchell "Mitch" Graham who was one of South Carolina's most distinguished public officials and who was instrumental in the founding of the South Carolina Association of Counties among other achievements.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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