State of New Jersey
Executive Order #109

Governor James E. McGreevey

WHEREAS, Senator Glenn D. Cunningham, a devoted family man, served honorably with the United States Marine Corps and dedicated many years in public service to the people of the State of New Jersey; and

WHEREAS, Senator Cunningham was a member of the Jersey City Police Department for many years, rising from Patrolman to Captain over a career that commenced in 1967 through his retirement in 1991; and

WHEREAS, Senator Cunningham was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve as U.S. Marshall for New Jersey for four years; and

WHEREAS, Senator Cunningham held several important elected offices in the City of Jersey City and in Hudson County, including Jersey City Council President, Hudson County Freeholder, Hudson County Director of Public Safety and Mayor of Jersey City; and

WHEREAS, Senator Cunningham was elected to the State Senate in November 2003, where he continued his service and contributions to the public with courage and determination; and

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

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, May 26, 2004 through the date of his burial in recognition and mourning of the passing of Senator Cunningham.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 26th day of
May in the Year of Our Lord, Two thousand and
Four, 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