CHAPTER 435

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

EXTENDING THE SYMPATHY OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES UPON THE DEATH OF ISAAC DOLPHUS SHORT, PROMINENT BUSINESS MAN AND CIVIC-MINDED CITIZEN, LATE OF MILFORD, SUSSEX COUNTY, DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, It is with deep regret and profound sorrow that we, the members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the 117th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, have learned of the death of Isaac Dolphus Short, prominent business man and civic-minded citizen, late of Milford, Sussex County, Delaware, on the 6th day of January, A. D., 1953; and

WHEREAS, the said Isaac Dolphus Short, during his lifetime, served the State of Delaware with outstanding ability and distinction. He was elected State Senator in 1916 and served as President Pro-Tem in the Senate from 1916 to 1918. He was a Director of the Baltimore and Eastern Railroad Company, and of the Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Railroad Company. He also served as President of the First National Bank and Trust Company of Milford from 1940 to 1947. His civic interests carried him into the field of education, where he served as a member of the State Board of Education from 1938 to 1941, and as President of said Board for two years. He was a prominent Churchman, being an active member of the Avenue Methodist Church of Milford. His genial personality and keen interest in the affairs of State and Community made him a host of friends, appreciative of the sincerity of the man himself; and

WHEREAS, the members of the Senate and House of Representatives desire to concur in expressing unto his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor Short, and other members of his family, their deep and sincere sympathy in this hour of their bereavement; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the 117th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the House of Representatives concurring therein as follows:

(1) That the heartfelt sympathy of the Senate and House of Representatives, and of each member thereof, is hereby expressed and extended unto the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor Short, and other members of the family of Isaac Dolphus Short, who have survived him, for the great loss which they have suffered by reason of his death on the 6th day of January; A. D. 1953; and, further

(2) That we do humbly and reverently pray unto God to comfort and be with the widow and members of the family, in this hour of their bereavement; and, further

(3) That a copy of this Concurrent Resolution be spread upon the respective Journals of the Senate and House of Representatives of this 117th Session of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, and a further copy be forwarded unto Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor Short of Milford, Delaware, and a further copy be delivered to the Public Press.

Approved March 30, 1953.