WHEREAS, Assemblyman Ernest Schuck served the people of the State of New Jersey with honor, commitment, and distinction in many important positions; and
WHEREAS, Assemblyman Schuck served his country in the United States Army artillery at the time of the Korean War; and
WHEREAS, Assemblyman Schuck, served as Mayor of Barrington, New Jersey from 1968 to 1973; and
WHEREAS, Assemblyman Schuck was elected to the Assembly in 1973, representing the former fifth district; and
WHEREAS, Assemblyman Schuck took the seat of New Jersey General Assembly Minority Leader John Horn, who was running for the Senate, and ran on a ticket with then Assemblyman Jim Florio; and
WHEREAS, Assemblyman Schuck served in the Assembly from 1974 to 1981, performing leadership roles a majority whip and assistant majority leader; and
WHEREAS, Assemblyman Schuck served our most vulnerable, working in key roles for Goodwill Industries and the United Way; and
WHEREAS, it is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of Assemblyman Schuck and extend our sincere sympathy to his wife, his three children, his six grandchildren, and his many friends; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and appropriate to honor the memory and the passing of Assemblyman Schuck;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JON S. CORZINE, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:
- The flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff at all State departments, offices, agencies, and instrumentalities during appropriate hours on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, in recognition and mourning of the passing of Assemblyman Ernest Schuck.
- This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 20th
day of May, Two Thousand and Nine,
and of the Independence of the United
States, the Two Hundred and Thirty-third.
/s/ Jon S. Corzine
/s/ William J. Castner, Jr.
Chief Counsel to the Governor