State of New Jersey
Executive Order #93

Governor James E. McGreevey
WHEREAS, former Senator Thomas F. Connery, Jr., a devoted family man, received his law degree from Rutgers University in 1939; and

WHEREAS, from 1941 to 1946, Senator Connery served honorably as an agent and officer with the United States Naval Intelligence Service, later applying for sea duty and participating in the Normandy Invasion, and serving as a commanding officer at Okinawa at the end of World War II; and

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

WHEREAS, Senator Connery was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1958, and to the State Senate in 1960; and

WHEREAS, Senator Connery also served as a Delegate to the New Jersey Constitutional Convention in 1966; and

WHEREAS, Senator Connery held several public offices, including serving as Chairman and Commissioner of the New Jersey Racing Commission, member of the Gloucester County Housing Authority, member of the New Jersey Law Enforcement Council, member of the New Jersey Off-Track Betting Commission, and Special and General Counsel for several governmental entities, including the Delaware River Port Authority and the Port Authority Transit Corporation; and

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

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, January 22, 2004 in recognition and mourning of the passing of Senator Connery.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 21st day
of January 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