CHAPTER 481

FORMERLY

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 34

IN RECOGNITION OF LEGISLATORS, LIVING AND DECEASED, WHOSE TENURE OF SERVICE IN THE DELAWARE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS BEEN 20 YEARS OR MORE.

WHEREAS, our republican form of government requires its State citizens to be represented in the General Assembly; and

WHEREAS, the first Delaware General Assembly sat in the City of New Castle in 1776; and

WHEREAS, thereafter the 2nd through the present 131st Delaware General Assemblies have sat in the City of Dover; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to our State Constitution, the citizens of Delaware have gone to the polls to choose their legislators for both the State House and the State Senate in a democratic way; and

WHEREAS, these leaders' names are reflected on the pages of the journals of both chambers; and

WHEREAS, these names, when combined, comprise a list of some 2250 Delaware citizens; and WHEREAS, from such list eight persons have served 20 years or more; and

WHEREAS, six of the eight persons are listed in the order they achieved this goal, to wit -

George Cummins, Smyrna - 26 years

House: 1795; 1800

Senate: 1796-98; 1801-1821

Jesse Green, Concord - 21 years

House: 1797; 1800-1807

Senate: 1811-1816; 1821-1826

Joshua Burton, Millsboro - 27 years

House: 1797-1799; 1805-1813; 1821-1826; 1829-1830

Senate; 1831-1837

Edward Hart, Townsend - 22 years

House: 1902-1905; 1910-1911; 1926-1929

Senate: 1906-1909; 1914-1917; 1930-1933

James R. Quigley, New Castle - 22 years

House; 1940-1945; 1950-1965

Allen J. Cook, Kenton - 23 years

House: 1948-1951

Senate: 1956-1974; and

WHEREAS, the remaining two members are with us today; and

WHEREAS, they are Calvin R. McCullough, New Castle, 28 years (House: 1948-1949; Senate: 1954-1979) and Margaret R. Manning, Marshallton, 20 years (House: 1956-1959; Senate: 1960-1975.)

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE BE IT RESOLVED that the eight former legislators be recognized for their service to their constituencies and to the State of Delaware.

RE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that special acknowledgement be made of Calvin R. McCullough who is the longest serving member of the Delaware General Assembly since 1776, a tenure which combined ten general elections and seven primary elections.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that upon passage of this resolution the Secretary of the Senate is hereby instructed to forward suitably prepared copies to all parties herein listed or to their families.

Approved June 9, 1982.