CHAPTER 596

FORMERLY

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 5

EXPRESSING THE APPLICATION OF THE 126th GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE TO JOHN J. WILLIAMS FOR HIS FORTHRIGHT LEADERSHIP IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE FROM 1946 to 1970.

WHEREAS, the House of Representatives of the 126th General Assembly of the State of Delaware notes with regret that John J. Williams, of Millsboro, has carried out his intention not to run again for the high office of United States Senator; and

WHEREAS, the decision of John J. Williams not to run again was based on a matter of principle which he stood by after long consideration and study; and

WHEREAS, the decision that John J. Williams made not to seek a fifth term in the United States Senate was entirely characteristic of the strong, upright and forthright decisions he had made many times during his career as a United States Senator; and

WHEREAS, the 92nd Congress of the United States, just convened, will miss his considered and temperate approach to legislation and his continued interest in maximizing government efficiency; and

WHEREAS, the members of the 126th General Assembly of the State of Delaware agreeing that the public career of former Senator John J. Williams is a model and example of public service for all men and women; and

WHEREAS, the presentation of this concurrent resolution presents the opportunity for the members of the 126th General Assembly to express their most sincere appreciation for the outstanding service that former Senator Williams has rendered this State and Nation.

NOW, THEREFORE:

126th General Assembly, the Senate concurring therein, takes this opportunity to express the most sincere appreciation of its members for the unexampled career of former United States Senator John J. Williams; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the 126th General Assembly of the State of Delaware wishes by this concurrent resolution to call attention to people everywhere of the high respect in which the citizens of the State of Delaware hold Senator Williams for his integrity and wisdom; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the 126th General Assembly of the State of Delaware wishes to call attention also to the unusual and inspiring example of self-denial exemplified by Senator Williams in refusing because of advancing age to seek a fifth term in the United States Senate despite the widespread public demand that he continue as a member of the United States Senate; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all citizens of Delaware of all ages, have the right to be exceptionally proud of this outstanding yet humble man who was known as the Conscience of the Senate and Mr. Integrity; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that by this concurrent resolution all of the members of the 126th General Assembly take pride in expressing to former Senator Williams their warm personal regard, their esteem and their most sincere hope that in retirement he will continue to raise a standard for all citizens to rally to; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be sent to former United States Senator John J. Williams, to the Secretary of the United States Senate, and to the Division of Archives and Cultural Affairs; and further, that a copy be inserted in the official Journals of the proceedings of the 126th General Assembly, and that copies be distributed to the press, radio and television media.

Approved February 11, 1971.