SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
EXTENDING THE SYMPATHY OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES UPON THE DEATH OF WILLIAM PHILIP SHORT, PROMINENT BUSINESS MAN AND CITIZEN, LATE OF BETHANY BEACH, SUSSEX COUNTY, DELAWARE.
WHEREAS, William Philip Short, late of Bethany Beach, Sussex County, State of Delaware, was a man of outstanding business accomplishment, a civic-minded person interested in the affairs not only of his local community but of his beloved State; and
WHEREAS, his civic interest carried him into the realm of public service in the capacity of Mayor of Bethany Beach for several terms and Secretary of the Senate of the General Assembly for two terms; and
WHEREAS, he was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Lulu Temple of the Shrine, and Evergreen Forest Tall Cedars of Lebanon, of Kent and Sussex Counties; and
WHEREAS, his personality, as well as his interest in public affairs, had made for him many friends; 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 members of the Senate and of the House of Representatives express to the widow, Mrs. Mary James Short; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ansley Lighthipe; and a son, William Philip Short, Jr., now serving in the Army; and other members of the family their sincere sympathy and condolences upon the death of their loved one; and, further
(2) That God's comforting grace be with the bereaved during their hour of sorrow; 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, a copy be forwarded to the widow, Mrs. Mary James Short, and a copy be delivered to the Public Press.
Approved March 16, 1953.