CHAPTER 266 - SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

COMMEMORATING THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF THOMAS McKEAN.

Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Delaware, the House of Representatives concurring therein:

WHEREAS, the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of Thomas McKean, an honored and illustrious citizen of the State of Delaware, occurred on the thirtieth day of March, A. D. 1934, and

WHEREAS, the said Thomas McKean, in his lifetime, served the fathers of the people of this State with character, ability and fidelity as a member of the Stamp Act Congress, member of the First and Second Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence, member of the Colonial Assembly of Penn's Three Lower Counties on the Delaware, member of the States' first Constitutional Convention in 1776, Acting President of Delaware State in 1777, Representative of Delaware in the Congress under the Articles of Confederation, and President of that body in 1781. Thereafter he was Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, member of the Pennsylvania Convention which ratified the Constitution of the United States, and three times Governor of that State.

THEREFORE, it is the sense of the members of the Senate and House of Representatives as individuals, and on behalf of the people of the State, that public acknowledgment be made and grateful appreciation be ,expressed at this time commemorative of the distinguished services of a son whose heritage is an inspiration to this and future generations.

Approved January 28, 1935.