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TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND THE HONORABLE BART S. MCGUIRE, FORMER CHIEF MAGISTRATE OF GREENWOOD COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT, UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE BENCH AND TO WISH HIM CONTINUED SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN ALL HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
Whereas, the Honorable Bart S. McGuire, former chief magistrate of Greenwood County Magistrate Court, soon will begin a well-deserved retirement after twenty-six years of distinguished service to the citizens of the Palmetto State as a judge; and
Whereas, on September 17, 1952, in Morristown, New Jersey, Bart McGuire was born the son of Bernard "Ben" and Kathleen McGuire. Ambitious from his youth, the young Bart secured as his first job the delivering of newspapers on his bicycle; and
Whereas, in preparation for his life's work, he earned a bachelor's degree from Mount St. Mary's College in Maryland, followed by a master's degree from Central Michigan University. Having previously worked as an alcohol and drug abuse counselor, Bart McGuire began serving as a judge more than a quarter century ago; and
Whereas, in the community, this man of faith attends Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Greenwood. He enjoys watching baseball, following Clemson athletics, and tailgating, and he serves on the Greater Greenwood Clemson Club Board of Directors. His retirement "to-do" list begins with plans to relax, travel, and spend time with family and friends; and
Whereas, to honor him at his retirement, his colleagues, family, and friends will join him at a celebration to be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019; and
Whereas, grateful for the legacy of leadership Judge McGuire has bestowed on this great State and the long and enduring guidance he has given to its citizens, the people of South Carolina take great pleasure in wishing him well as he enters retirement and trust he will find much enjoyment in the more leisurely pace of the days ahead. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate:
That, by this resolution, the members of the South Carolina Senate recognize and commend the Honorable Bart S. McGuire, former chief magistrate of Greenwood County Magistrate Court, upon the occasion of his retirement from the bench and wish him continued success and happiness in all his future endeavors.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to the Honorable Bart S. McGuire.
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