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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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,
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.