State of New Jersey
Executive Order #126

Governor James E. McGreevey

WHEREAS, former Senator and Assemblyman Thomas P. Foy, a devoted family man, graduated from Duke University and from Rutgers Law School-Camden and thereafter dedicated many years in public service to the people of the State of New Jersey; and

WHEREAS, Senator Foy held several important public offices in the State of New Jersey, including serving as a member of the Burlington Township Council; and

WHEREAS, Senator Foy was elected to the General Assembly in 1984, where he served until 1990, when he was appointed to the State Senate, where he served until January 1992; and

WHEREAS, Senator Foy also served as General Counsel for the State AFL-CIO and as Chairman of the State Democratic Leadership Council, and was active in numerous charities; and

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

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, September 8, 2004 in recognition and mourning of the passing of Senator Foy.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 7th day
of September in the Year of Our Lord, Two
Thousand and Four, and of the Independence
of the United States, the Two Hundred and Twenty-Ninth.

/s/ James E. McGreevey




/s/ Mark J. Fleming

Deputy Chief Counsel to the Governor