State of New Jersey
Executive Order #108

Governor James E. McGreevey

WHEREAS, Senator Sido L. Ridolfi, a devoted family man, graduated from Princeton University in 1936 and from Harvard Law School in 1939 and thereafter served honorably in the Armed Forces during World War II; and

WHEREAS, Senator Ridolfi dedicated many years in public service to the people of the State of New Jersey; and

WHEREAS, Senator Ridolfi held several important public offices in the State of New Jersey, including serving as Mercer County Sheriff and Trenton City Commissioner; and

WHEREAS, Senator Ridolfi was elected to the State Senate in 1952, where he served until 1970; and

WHEREAS, Senator Ridolfi served as both Majority and Minority Leader in the Senate, as Senate President in 1967, and as Acting Governor on two occasions during that year; and

WHEREAS, it is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of Senator Ridolfi 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 Senator Ridolfi;

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 Thursday, May 13, 2004 in recognition and mourning of the passing of Senator Ridolfi.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 13th day
of May 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