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        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing former Senator John R. Sinks.

Wyss, Long

    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on


First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing former Senator John R. Sinks.

    Whereas, Former Senator John R. Sinks, Jr., died in Pennsylvania on December 8, 2012, at the age of 83 years;

    Whereas, Born in Fort Wayne, the senator graduated from North Side High School, earned a bachelor's degree from Indiana University, and earned a master's degree in education from Ball State University;

    Whereas, Senator Sinks taught government at Elmhurst High School in Fort Wayne until his retirement in 1993, a career encompassing nearly 40 years;

    Whereas, A dedicated teacher and child advocate, Senator Sinks inspired many young men and women to a life of public service;

    Whereas, Senator Sinks was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and was an active member of the Scottish Rite, where he was awarded the 33rd degree for his community service, the Mizpah Shrine, and Trinity Episcopal Church;

    Whereas, Ever mindful of his duty to his community and his state, Senator Sinks served for 32 consecutive years in the Indiana House and Senate until his retirement in 1996;

    Whereas, During his 12 years in the House and 20 years in the Senate, Senator Sinks was particularly interested in

educational issues and was most proud of sponsoring the mandatory seat belt law in the late 1980s;

    Whereas, Senator Sinks was respected and admired by all his colleagues regardless of their political affiliation; and

    Whereas, Senator John Sinks will be missed by the people of Indiana; he touched their lives; they trusted him, respected him, and loved him: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate

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

    SECTION 1. That, on behalf of the people of Indiana, we extend our heartfelt sympathy to his loved ones and his countless friends.
    SECTION 2. That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to his son, John Sinks III.