CHAPTER 454

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

EXPRESSING THE SYMPATHY OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE WIDOW AND FAMILY OF THE LATE ALBERT T. STRAWBRIDGE.

WHEREAS, on May 17, 1953, Albert A. Strawbridge, President of the City Council of Wilmington, departed this life, and

WHEREAS, Mr. Strawbridge during his lifetime was a devoted public servant in that he had served two terms as President of the City Council and was aspiring to a third term in the same office, and

WHEREAS, during World War I Mr. Strawbridge enlisted as a private and was promoted to Sergeant 1st Class, and saw action in France in defense of his country, and

WHEREAS, Mr. Strawbridge was long active in politics and was elected as Councilman for the 12th Ward of Wilmington in 1939 and held that position continuously for a period of fourteen years, and

WHEREAS, Mr. Strawbridge, during his tenure in office, had the courage of his convictions on some very controversial issues and never failed to express himself upon any issue which came before him, and

WHEREAS, Mr. Strawbridge was, beyond question, one of the most colorful and interesting personalities in the government of the City of Wilmington, and

WHEREAS, during his lifetime Mr. Strawbridge was a sincere, conscientious and honest citizen, loved and honored by his many friends as well as his opponents, and

WHEREAS, he served his offices with unselfishness and for the common good of the people of Wilmington, and

WHEREAS, it is with deep regret that the Senate and the House of Representatives have learned of the passing away of a public servant and a friend, 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:

That the heartfelt sympathy of the Senate and the House of Representatives of the 117th General Assembly of the State of Delaware and of each member thereof, is hereby expressed and extended unto the widow and the family of the late Albert T. Strawbridge for the great loss which they have suffered by reason of his death on the 17th day of May, 1953, and further

THAT we do humbly and reverently pray to God Almighty that He comfort and be with the bereaved widow and the family of the late Mr. Strawbridge in this hour of their bereavement and, further,

THAT a copy of this Concurrent Resolution be spread upon the respective journals of the Senate and the House of Representatives of the 117th General Assembly of the State of Delaware and a copy be forwarded to his widow, Mrs. Dorothy Strawbridge, 100 Ruth Street, Wilmington, Delaware, and a further copy be delivered to the press.

Approved May 25, 1953.