HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 10
IN MEMORY OF THE LATE FORMER WILMINGTON CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT, WILLIAM J. "WOODY" MCCLAFFERTY, JR.
WHEREAS, the hand of death reached out on April 16, 1973, for the venerable and beloved William J. "Woody" McClafferty, Jr., long-time Wilmington City Council President and shining knight of the Democratic Party for more than forty eventful years; and
WHEREAS, Woody was dedicated to the needs of his fellow citizens and worked to bring a better life for the people in Wilmington serving, in addition to his twelve years as Council President, as Chairman of the City Democrats and on the New Castle County Board of Assessment, the County Board of Elections and the State Labor Commission; and
WHEREAS, Woody was a printer by trade, having begun his career as a newspaper office boy and having achieved the presidency of his own printing company while serving six terms as President of Local 123, International Typographical Union and a term as President of the Printing Industry of America; and
WHEREAS, Woody was active with the Knights of Columbus, as a charter member and a past grand knight of the Bishop Curtis Council and with the Men of Malvern; and
WHEREAS, friends and fellow workers in the many arenas in which he served will miss the graveled voice, the relentless vigor and the scrappy personality of a man you could even fight with affection.
BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein, that sympathy is extended to his wife, Mrs. Nellie M. McClafferty and to his entire family.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a moment of silence be observed in memory of William J. McClafferty, Jr. and in tribute to his example of hardworking public-spirited and God-fearing citizenship.
Approved April 19, 1973.