State of New Jersey
Executive Order #26

Governor James J. Florio

WHEREAS, Christopher J. Jackman first graced the State capital some 30 years ago as a staff member for the New Jersey Senate and Assembly; and

WHEREAS, he rose from his staff position to be elected to the General Assembly in 1967, an office to which he was re-elected seven times; and

WHEREAS, during his service in the General Assembly, his colleagues exhibited their respect and faith in his leadership by electing him their Majority Leader and Speaker; and

WHEREAS, after distinguished service in the Assembly, Christopher Jackman was elected to serve in the New Jersey Senate in 1982 and re-elected to a second term in 1987; and

WHEREAS, as a State legislator, Christopher J. Jackman was a tenacious proponent of the causes he espoused and a consistently strong voice for senior citizens and all the people he represented; and

WHEREAS, his good humor and inimitable style, which so often diffused difficult situations, brought diverse groups together and immeasurably improved the legislative process; and

WHEREAS, he brought the same vigor and commitment which he demonstrated as a legislator to his work in union affairs and in his community activities; and

WHEREAS, in spite of his significant stature among his colleagues and admirers, both in the Legislature and throughout the State, he was the embodiment of humility and sincerity, and a friend to all who had the privilege to know him; and

WHEREAS, his dedication to public and community service have never detracted from his devotion to his family and friends; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and appropriate for the State of New Jersey to mark the passing of Christopher J. Jackman, an irreplaceable leader and public servant;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAMES J. FLORIO, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by the virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:

1. The flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half mast at all State departments, offices, agencies and intrumentalities during appropriate hours beginning on Wednesday, January 30, 1991, through and including Friday, February 1, 1991 in recognition and mourning of the passing of a distinguished legislator and leader, Christopher J. Jackman.

2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal
this 29th day of January in the
Year of Our Lord, one thousand
nine hundred and ninety-one, and
of the Independence of the United States,
the two hundred and fifteenth.

/s/ James J. Florio


/s/ Andrew Weber
Chief Counsel to the Governor