State of New Jersey
Executive Order #31

Governor Christine Todd Whitman

WHEREAS, it is fitting and appropriate to honor the memory and mourn the passing of Senator Walter Rand; and

WHEREAS, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Senator Rand tirelessly devoted his life to serving his community and his State; and

WHEREAS, Senator Rand served the Camden Board of Education with distinction, first as an Assistant Secretary and Purchasing Agent and then as an elected member from 1971 to 1974; and

WHEREAS, in 1975, Senator Rand was elected to the General Assembly serving there until 1981, whereupon he was elected to the Senate; and

WHEREAS, Senator Rand served as Chairman of the Senate Transportation and Public Utilities Committee and was an expert on transportation issues; and

WHEREAS, among Senator Rand's many accomplishments during his nearly 20-year tenure in the Legislature, he sponsored the law creating the Transportation Trust Fund and the law which led to the creation of the South Jersey Transportation Authority; and

WHEREAS, it is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of Senator Rand and extend our sincerest sympathies to his family and friends.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN, 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, January 11, 1995 in recognition and mourning of the passing of Senator Walter Rand.

2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal
this 10th day of January in the Year
of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine
Hundred and Ninety-Five, and of
the Independence of the United
States, the Two Hundred and Nineteenth

/s/ Christine Todd Whitman


/s/ Peter Verniero
Chief Counsel to the Governor