State of New Jersey
Executive Order #104

Governor James E. McGreevey
WHEREAS, Assemblyman Thomas J. Shusted, a devoted family man, served honorably with the United States Army during World War II, graduated from LaSalle College in 1950 and from Rutgers Law School-Camden in 1953 and thereafter dedicated many years in public service to the people of the State of New Jersey; and

WHEREAS, Assemblyman Shusted held several important public offices in the State of New Jersey, including serving as Camden County's first full-time Prosecutor, Camden County Counsel, Municipal Judge in Laurel Springs, a member of the State Commission of Investigation, and as a Camden County Freeholder for four years, including two years as Director; and

WHEREAS, Assemblyman Shusted was elected to the General Assembly in 1968, where he served until 1972, and returned to the Assembly from 1980 to 1991; and

WHEREAS, Assemblyman Shusted served as Chairman of the Assembly Judiciary Committee; and

WHEREAS, it is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of Assemblyman Shusted and extend our sincerest sympathy to his family and friends; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and appropriate to honor the memory and the passing of Assemblyman Shusted;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAMES E. McGREEVEY, 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 on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 in recognition and mourning of the passing of Assemblyman Shusted.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 19th day of April in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Two, and of the Independence of the United States, the Two Hundred and Twenty-Eighth.

/s/ James E. McGreevey



/s/ Michael R. DeCotiis

Chief Counsel to the Governor