CHAPTER 490

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

EXPRESSING THE SYMPATHY OF THE 123RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE UPON THE DEATH OF ROBERT HAMMOND YERKES, SR.

WHEREAS, the 123rd General Assembly of the State of Delaware has learned with regret of the passing of Robert Hammond Yerkes, Sr., managing editor of the Milford Chronicle; and

WHEREAS, Robert Hammond Yerkes, Sr. was a member of the Senate of the State of Delaware in 1943 and 1945, where he served as Majority Leader during both sessions of the General Assembly; and

WHEREAS, Robert Hammond Yerkes, Sr. served as recording cleric in the State House of Representatives in the 1939 session, reading clerk of the Senate in the 1947 session and parliamentarian of the House of Representatives in 1949; and

WHEREAS, Robert Hammond Yerkes, Sr. served as a member of the Industrial Accident Board from 1956 for the term of six years; and

WHEREAS, Robert Hammond Yerkes, Sr. served as Lieutenant in the Delaware State National Guards during the Second World War; and

WHEREAS, Robert Hammond Yerkes was a member of the Houston School Board for twenty-two years and chairman for twenty years; and

WHEREAS, Robert Hammond Yerkes, Sr. was President of the Houston P.T.A. for seventeen years; and

WHEREAS, Robert Hammond Yerkes, Sr. served as President of the Milford Rotary Club; and

WHEREAS, Robert Hammond Yerkes, Sr. was a charter member and served as President of the Milford Chamber of Commerce; and

WHEREAS, Robert Hammond Yerkes, Sr. was a dedicated public servant whose accomplishments for the State of Delaware will never be forgotten by its citizens;

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the 123rd General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that the members wish to give expression to the regret they experienced at the passing of Robert Hammond Yerkes, Sr., a prominent figure in his community; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the family of the deceased has full sympathy of the members of the 123rd General Assembly of the State of Delaware which is extended by sending a copy of this resolution to the members of his immediate family; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the text of this resolution be made a part of the journal of the proceedings of the Senate and House of Representatives of the 123rd General Assembly of the State of Delaware.

Approved December 21, 1965.