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TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND THE HONORABLE GARY E. CLARY OF PICKENS COUNTY FOR HIS DEDICATED SERVICE IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON BEHALF OF HIS CONSTITUENTS AND THE CITIZENS OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO WISH HIM MUCH SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives learned with sincere regret that Representative Gary E. Clary will depart from the House of Representatives at the conclusion of his current term; and
Whereas, born in Gaffney on January 5, 1948, he is the son of the late Glenn E. and the late Macy Cantrell Clary, and he completed the rigorous requirements in the Boy Scouts of America for the prestigious Eagle Scout award; and
Whereas, Representative Clary earned a bachelor's degree from Clemson University in 1970 and a juris doctorate from the University of South Carolina in 1974. He served his alma mater on the Clemson University Alumni Association Board of Directors in 2013; and
Whereas, he was admitted to practice law in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court, the District of South Carolina, and the South Carolina Supreme Court; and
Whereas, retired as a circuit judge, he has been a certified mediator and arbitrator since 2004, and he served his profession as a member of the South Carolina Bar Association and was the founding master of the Haynsworth-Perry Inn of Court; and
Whereas, in 1992, he taught a general jurisdiction course at the National Judicial College and was an assistant professor at Greenville Technical College from 2005 to 2008; and
Whereas, he served on the Circuit Judges Advisory Committee from 1995 to 2002 and as Circuit Judge At Large, Seat 5, from 1992 to 2002. He served as assistant general counsel for Extended Stay America, Inc., and Extended Stay Hotels from 2002 to 2005; and
Whereas, he authored The Capital Trial Bench Book for Circuit Judges in 1999 and coauthored The South Carolina Capital Trial, first and second editions in 2000 and 2009 and the Criminal Trial Bench Book in 2002; and
Whereas, together with his beloved wife, Patricia Brumbach, he reared two fine children, Adair Clary Pederson and Lawson Brumbach Clary, and when away from his duties in the House of Representatives, he resides in Central; and
Whereas, an active member of Clemson United Methodist Church and deeply involved in his community, he is a life member of Sertoma International, has been a member of Rotary Club of Clemson since 2010, and was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow; and
Whereas, he has faithfully served the citizens of District 3 in Pickens County in the House of Representatives since 2015, during which time he has served on the Judiciary and Legislative Oversight committees; and
Whereas, in all of his service, he has provided clear and concise contributions to deliberations in this Chamber; and
Whereas, the members of the House of Representatives will miss the keen and purposeful service that Gary Clary, their friend and colleague, has given to the House of Representatives and hope that he will enjoy deep fulfillment in the years to come. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, recognize and commend the Honorable Gary E. Clary of Pickens County for his dedicated service in the House of Representatives on behalf of his constituents and the citizens of South Carolina and wish him much success and happiness in all his future endeavors.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to the Honorable Gary E. Clary.
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