Current Status Bill Number:
3675Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970318Primary Sponsor: Cobb-HunterAll Sponsors: Cobb-Hunter, Stuart, Felder and SharpeDrafted Document Number: kgh\15015cm.97Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19970416Subject: Marshall B. Williams Boulevard named, Resolutions, Orangeburg County, Transportation Department, Requests
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19970416 Received from Senate Senate 19970415 Adopted, returned to House with concurrence Senate 19970410 Polled out of Committee: Favorable 15 ST Senate 19970325 Introduced, referred to Committee 15 ST House 19970320 Adopted, sent to Senate House 19970319 Committee report: Favorable 24 HIMR House 19970318 Introduced, referred to Committee 24 HIMRView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
POLLED OUT OF COMMITTEE
April 10, 1997
S. Printed 4/10/97--S.
Read the first time March 25, 1997.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 3675), to request the Department of Transportation to name the portion of United States Highway 301 in Orangeburg County, etc., respectfully
Has polled the Concurrent Resolution out majority favorable.
TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO NAME THE PORTION OF UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 301 IN ORANGEBURG COUNTY FROM INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 26 TO UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 178 BYPASS IN HONOR OF THE HONORABLE MARSHALL BURNS WILLIAMS.
Whereas, the Honorable Marshall Burns Williams was born on January 17, 1912 in Norway, South Carolina; and
Whereas, he was the son of C. H. and Maude Williams of Orangeburg, South Carolina; and
Whereas, Senator Williams earned a B.S. degree from the University of South Carolina in 1933, an LL.B. degree from the University of South Carolina in 1936, had a J.D. degree conferred by the University of South Carolina in 1970, and received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from South Carolina State University in 1989; and
Whereas, he married Margaret Shecut in 1942 and together reared four children; and
Whereas, among the many outstanding achievements Senator Williams accomplished during his lifetime, were his service as President of the South Carolina Young Democrats Club, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a member of the American and South Carolina Bar Associations; and
Whereas, he was a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Naval Air Corps from 1942 to 1946 and having attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander; and
Whereas, he served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1947 to 1952; and
Whereas, he served in the South Carolina Senate from 1953 until his death on December 28, 1995; and
Whereas, during his distinguished career in the South Carolina Senate, Senator Williams served as Chairman of the Senate Medical Affairs Committee, Chairman of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee, and Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee; and
Whereas, Senator Williams served as President Pro Tempore of the Senate from January 10, 1989 until his death; and
Whereas, at the time of his death, he was the longest serving state senator in the United States; and
Whereas, it is fitting and proper that the portion of United States Highway 301 in Orangeburg County from Interstate Highway 26 continuing to the United States Highway 178 Bypass be named "Marshall B. Williams Boulevard" as a lasting tribute to this distinguished South Carolinian. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly request that the Department of Transportation designate and name the portion of United States Highway 301 in Orangeburg County for the late Marshall B. Williams described in this resolution the "Marshall B. Williams Boulevard" and install appropriate markers or signs at places along the highway as the department considers advisable containing the words "Marshall B. Williams Boulevard".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation and the family of the Honorable Marshall B. Williams.