Introduced Version





SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. _______




DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing the life of George N. Craig upon the 50th anniversary of his inauguration as Governor of Indiana.



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Introduced

Second Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2004)

SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



     A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing the life of George N. Craig upon the 50th anniversary of his inauguration as Governor of Indiana.

    Whereas, George Craig graduated from the Indiana University School of Law in 1932. Throughout his career, he was a highly respected attorney, serving the people of Indiana for over sixty years;

    Whereas, George Craig also helped to shape the future of the legal profession by serving with effectiveness and dignity as the President of the Indiana Bar Examiners Board;

    Whereas, George Craig was the first World War II veteran to be elected National Commander of the American Legion and its three million members;

    Whereas, George Craig was elected and served as Governor of Indiana from 1953-1957. During his term, Governor Craig was responsible for the selection and appointment of numerous respected jurists in state courts;

    Whereas, Governor Craig initiated numerous progressive measures including the establishment of the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Correction. Further, Governor Craig took action to

upgrade the Indiana Toll Road Systems, the International Harbor Port and the teaching and education profession, including the Indiana University School of Medicine. He was also instrumental in accomplishing substantial life saving programs for highway safety;

    Whereas, Governor Craig was the only governor of the 20th Century to be selected for an oral history presentation for the Indiana Historical Commission;

    Whereas, Governor Craig was recently honored by the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington by being named a Distinguished Fellow; and

    Whereas, it is most fitting to recognize Governor Craig's service to the people of Indiana on this the 50th Anniversary of his inauguration as Governor: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly wishes to express its appreciation for the years of dedicated service that Governor Craig gave to the people of Indiana.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to his son, John D. Craig, on behalf of the entire Craig family.