State of New Jersey
Executive Order #47

Governor Jon S. Corzine
WHEREAS, Gerald R. Ford, the 38th President of the United States, served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy during World War II, was elected to the United States Congress in 1948 and served as the Minority Leader in the House of Representatives before his selection as Vice President of the United States and his subsequent elevation to the Presidency in 1974; and

WHEREAS, President Ford's distinguished career as a public servant was marked by integrity, candor, humility and decency;

WHEREAS, his service to his country during a difficult time in this country's history provided a steady hand and help to uphold the principle of the rule of law; and

WHEREAS, President Ford strove to make the world a better place through his leadership and compassion; and

WHEREAS, President Ford's patriotism, faith, courage and dignity are an enduring example for all citizens; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper for the State of New Jersey to mourn the passing and honor the memory of President Ford;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICHARD J. CODEY, Acting 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:

  1. 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 for a period of 30 days from the day of his death in recognition and mourning of the passing of President Gerald R. Ford.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 27th day
of December, Two Thousand and Six, and of the
Independence of the United States, the Two Hundred
and Thirty-First.

/s/ Richard J. Codey

Acting Governor



/s/ Kenneth H. Zimmerman

Chief Counsel to the Governor