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Sponsors: Reps. Harrell, Scott, Bales, Ballentine, Brady, Cotty, Harrison, Howard, J.H. Neal, Rutherford, J.E. Smith, Agnew, Allen, Altman, Anderson, Anthony, Bailey, Bannister, Barfield, Battle, Bingham, Bowers, Branham, Breeland, G. Brown, R. Brown, Cato, Ceips, Chalk, Chellis, Clark, Clemmons, Clyburn, Coates, Cobb-Hunter, Coleman, Cooper, Dantzler, Davenport, Delleney, Duncan, Edge, Emory, Frye, Funderburk, Govan, Hagood, Haley, Hamilton, Hardwick, Harvin, Haskins, Hayes, Herbkersman, J. Hines, M. Hines, Hinson, Hiott, Hodges, Hosey, Huggins, Jefferson, Jennings, Kennedy, Kirsh, Leach, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Loftis, Lucas, Mack, Mahaffey, Martin, McCraw, McGee, McLeod, Merrill, Miller, Mitchell, Moody-Lawrence, J.M. Neal, Neilson, Norman, Ott, Owens, Parks, Perry, Phillips, Pinson, E.H. Pitts, M.A. Pitts, Rhoad, Rice, Rivers, Sandifer, Scarborough, Simrill, Sinclair, Skelton, D.C. Smith, F.N. Smith, G.M. Smith, G.R. Smith, J.R. Smith, W.D. Smith, Stewart, Talley, Taylor, Thompson, Toole, Townsend, Tripp, Umphlett, Vaughn, Vick, Viers, Walker, Weeks, Whipper, White, Whitmire, Witherspoon and Young
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Introduced in the House on June 14, 2006
Adopted by the House on June 14, 2006
Summary: The Honorable Joe E. Brown
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6/14/2006 House Introduced and adopted HJ-94
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO HONOR AND THANK REPRESENTATIVE JOE ELLIS BROWN FOR HIS MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE CITIZENS OF RICHLAND COUNTY AND THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AS A MEMBER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND TO EXTEND BEST WISHES TO HIM IN ALL OF HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
Whereas, to serve the State of South Carolina as a member of the General Assembly is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a South Carolinian; and
Whereas, born on May 24, 1933, in Anderson County, the Honorable Joe Ellis Brown is the son of Prue Ellis and Elouise Grant-Brown; and
Whereas, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Allen University in 1956, a Masters of Science degree from South Carolina State University in 1961, and has completed post-graduate studies at the University of South Carolina; and
Whereas, on March 11, 1956, he entered into holy matrimony with his lovely wife, the former Dorothy Henderson, and together they were blessed with four children: Angela Gay, L'Tanya Gabriel, and the late Kathy Ann and Joe Ellis Brown, Jr.; and
Whereas, elected to the House of Representatives in 1986, he serves as Chairman of the Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee, a position he has held with distinction since 1994, and is a past Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus; and
Whereas, a retired public school administrator, Chairman Brown served as a principal and educator in Richland County School District One for approximately thirty years; and
Whereas, he is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Arrow's Bridge Club for Professional Men, and the Eau Claire Rotary Club, as well as many other civic and community organizations; and
Whereas, Chairman Brown has received numerous honors and awards throughout his lifetime, which include the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity's Charles W. Green Award of Merit, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity's Citizen of the Year Award, the South Carolina Pharmaceutical Association Distinguished Service Award, and an Honorary Doctorate of Arts and Humanities from Allen University; and
Whereas, Chairman Brown is above all a man of faith. He serves as a deacon at St. John Baptist Church, where he also served for many years as church auditor; and
Whereas, throughout his more than twenty years of service in the House of Representatives, Chairman Joe Ellis Brown has served both his State and his community with pride, integrity, and distinction, and the Palmetto State is truly grateful for the time, energy, and commitment he has made that has accomplished so much. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, honor and thank Representative Joe Ellis Brown for his more than twenty years of service to the citizens of Richland County as a member of the South Carolina General Assembly, and extend their best wishes to him in all of his future endeavors.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to the Honorable Joe Ellis Brown.
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