State of New Jersey
Executive Order #64

Governor Christine Todd Whitman

WHEREAS, Senator C. William Haines was born in Mount Holly in 1928, served honorably with the 7th Cavalry during the Korean War, and devoted many years in public service to the people of the State of New Jersey; and

WHEREAS, Senator Haines served the people of New*Jersey in both the General Assembly (1982-84) and the Senate (1985-96) and sponsored, among other important measures, legislation which created the Transportation Trust Fund which provides nearly $1*billion per year in State and federal funds for transit needs, and legislation which benefited agriculture in this State; and

WHEREAS, he served as Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Senate Senior Citizens, Veterans* Affairs and Agriculture Committee; and

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

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 from Monday, December 23, 1996 until Monday, December 30, 1996 in recognition and mourning of the passing of Senator Haines.

2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal
this 23rd day of December in the
Year of Our Lord, One Thousand
Nine Hundred and Ninety-Six, and
of the Independence of the United
States, the Two Hundred and Twenty-First.

/s/ Christine Todd Whitman


Michael P. Torpey
Chief Counsel to the Governor