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MO House of Representatives Resolution No 2349: Senator Stephen Glascock of Ralls County, Missouri

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MO House of Representatives Resolution No 2349: Senator Stephen Glascock of Ralls County, Missouri

Posted: 2 May 2014 10:20AM GMT
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Surnames: Glascock Stephens
MISSOURI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

[United We Stand Divided We Fall
SALUS POPULI SUPREMA LEX ESTO]


RESOLUTION


Whereas, the members of the Missouri House of Representatives hold in high esteem those organizations and events that strive to preserve the past for the betterment of today and the future; and

Whereas, the Glascock Family Society of the USA will celebrate the inaugural Senator Stephen Glascock Day on May 1, 2014; and

Whereas, Stephen Glascock was born on September 18, 1855, in Fauquier County, Virginia; graduated in 1805 from the College of William and Mary; was appointed Deputy Surveyor General for Missouri and Illinois; and settled in rural New London in Ralls County, Missouri; and

Whereas, Stephen Glascock made many contributions to the city of Hannibal, Ralls County, the northeast Missouri region, and the entire state as a Ralls County Court judge and clerk, Missouri State Representative, and Missouri Senator; and

Whereas, Stephen Glascock owned an island in the Mississippi River at Hannibal that was featured in the writings of Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel Clemens, as "Jackson's Island"; and

Whereas, Stephen Glascock provided the city of Hannibal with land to develop as the town square, parks, a cemetery, the location of churches, and the riverfront for a steamboat landing and recreational area; and

Whereas, with seed brought from his parents' farm in Fauquier County, Stephen Glascock sowed Virginia bluegrass throughout Ralls County and the Hannibal area and altered the appearance of the landscape; and

Whereas, after his death on September 18, 1855, Stephen Glascock was buried on his family farm between the bluffs overlooking Salt River:

Now, therefore, be it resolved that we, the members of the Missouri House of Representatives, Ninety-seventh General Assembly, join unanimously to reflect on the life and work of Stephen Glascock as an early member of the Missouri General Assembly and to convey this legislative body's most heartfelt commendation of the actions of the Glascock Family Society of the USA in celebrating his legacy; and

Be it further resolved that the Chief Clerk of the Missouri House of Representatives be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution in honor of Stephen Glascock of Ralls County, Missouri.

Offered by (signed Jim Hansen)
Representative Jim Hansen
District No. 40

(Seal)
MISSOURI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


I, Timothy W. Jones, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ninety-seventh General Assembly, Second Regular Session, do certify that the above is a true and correct copy of House Resolution No. 2349, adopted April 23, 2014.

(signed) Tim Jones
Timothy W. Jones, Speaker

"Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto"

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