CHAPTER 618

FORMERLY SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

NO. 11

PAYING TRIBUTE AND EXPRESSING HEARTFELT SYMPATHY AT THE TIME OF THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER R. ABRAHAMS.

WHEREAS, on April 1, 1971, Alexander R. Abrahams, affectionately known to all as "Alex", passed on to a greater life after having enjoyed 82 vibrant years on this earth; and

WHEREAS, Alex served his fellow man through 50 years of public service in a variety of roles including: member of the Delaware General Assembly, Delaware Tax Commissioner, Mayor of the City of Wilmington, Wilmington City Treasurer, Wilmington City Councilman, Wilmington Postmaster, and Sports Editor of the old Wilmington Sunday Star; and

WHEREAS, Alex took great pride in being called "Father of Wilmington's paid Fire Department" and "father of zoning" and the "perfect President of the (DuPont Company's) Puff and Powder Club"; and

WHEREAS, Alex, a Republican and Presbyterian was beloved and respected by persons of all political persuasions and of all faiths;

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED that the members of both Houses of the 126th General Assembly in tandem with the Governor of the State of Delaware hereby pay respect to the memory of Alex, a cheerful and popular man.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the deepest of sympathies of the members of the 126th General Assembly of the State of Delaware and Governor Russell W. Peterson be extended to Mrs. Alexander R. Abrahams and other members of the Abrahams family, along with a copy of this Resolution.

Approved May 7, 1971.