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Introduced Version Senate Concurrent Resolution 2 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 2

(By Senators Laird, White, Chafin, Williams, Plymale and Oliverio)




Requesting the Division of Highways name that portion of Rt. 16 from the stop light on Rt. 19 at Fayetteville to Cotton Hill bridge as the "Robert K. "Bob" Holliday Highway" .

Whereas, Robert K. "Bob" Holliday served in the House of Delegates from 1963 through 1968 and the State Senate from 1969 to 1972 and from 1981 through 1992 and was a respected member of Senate and House Committees; and

Whereas, During his tenure in the State Legislature he served as Chairman for the Committee on Labor, Chairman for the Committee on Education, Chairman for the Committee on Interstate Cooperation and Chairman for the Committee on Health and Human Resources; and

Whereas, Mr. Holliday graduated from Montgomery High School in 1950 where he was honored as the Outstanding Senior Student, graduated from West Virginia University, having received a B.A. from the West Virginia Institute of Technology Journalism and having received a M.A. from Marshall University in Political Science; and

Whereas, Mr. Holliday received the Pearl S. Buck Award in 1982,
the Distinguished Service Award from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1983, the West Virginia Rehabilitation Structural Barriers Award, an Honorary Doctorate in the Adult Basic Education Program and was selected to the Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges; and
Whereas, Mr. Holliday having served as Chairman for the Heart Fund, Region IV Mental Health Planning Committee, President for the Fayette Mental Health Society, Director for the West Virginia Mental Health Association, Board Member of the Plateau Group Homes, and Director of the New River Gorge County Development Corporation; and

Whereas, Mr. Holliday having been a member of many community organizations, including the Midland Trail Improvement Association, Pi Sigma Alpha, the Fayette Needy Association, the Coal Valley Lodge: AF:AM, the 32 Scottish Rite, Shiner, the Fayette Volunteers and the Fayette County Young Democratic Club; and

Whereas, Mr. Holliday having owned and been the editor of a respected newspaper, a noted author, political scientist and television producer; and

Whereas, Mr. Holliday is a loving and devoted husband to Deborah Bragg Holliday and father of seven children, Kelvin Edward, Kathleen Edna, Stephen Kerr, Robert Lawson, Jeffrey Edward, Tracey Ann and Brandon Michael; and

Whereas, It is fitting to honor Robert K. "Bob" Holliday for
his service to his community and his state by naming the section of Rt. 16 from the stop light on Rt. 19 at Fayetteville to Cotton Hill bridge as the "Robert K. "Bob" Holliday Highway"; therefore, be it
Resolved by the West Virginia Legislature:

That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways to name the section of Rt. 16 from the stop light on Rt. 19 at Fayetteville to Cotton Hill bridge as the "Robert K. "Bob" Holliday Highway"; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the roadway as the "Robert K. "Bob" Holliday Highway"; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the Senate forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation, to Robert K. "Bob" Holliday and to his family.


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