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TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERCHANGE LOCATED AT EXIT NUMBER 55 ALONG INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 77 IN CHESTER COUNTY THE "SOLICITOR JOHN R. JUSTICE INTERCHANGE" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS AT THIS INTERCHANGE THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS "SOLICITOR JOHN R. JUSTICE INTERCHANGE".
Whereas, the Honorable John R. Justice received both his Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of South Carolina; and
Whereas, he was a member of the South Carolina Army National Guard from 1967 to 1992 and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel; and
Whereas, he was elected to serve in the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1970 and 1972; and
Whereas, he was elected as Solicitor for South Carolina's Sixth Judicial Circuit in 1978 and has served as circuit solicitor continuously in this office since then; and
Whereas, Solicitor Justice has been a member of the Solicitors' Association of South Carolina, Inc., since 1978 and has been a past president of this association; and
Whereas, he has served as president of the National District Attorneys' Association, chairman of the Board of the National College of District Attorneys, and currently is chairman of the Board of the National College of District Attorneys; and
Whereas, he is married to the former Gracy Long, and together they are the proud parents of three daughters; and
Whereas, it is fitting and proper to recognize the outstanding service that Solicitor John R. Justice has provided the people of South Carolina by having an interchange in his native Chester County named in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, request that the Department of Transportation name the interchange located at Exit Number 55 along Interstate Highway 77 in Chester County "Solicitor John R. Justice Interchange" and erect appropriate markers or signs at this interchange that contain the words "Solicitor John R. Justice Interchange".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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