State of New Jersey
Executive Order #85

Governor Christine Todd Whitman

WHEREAS, Alexander P. Waugh, Sr., born in Caldwell in 1907, devoted his life in public service to the people of the State of New Jersey; and

WHEREAS, in 1933, he was elected to the General Assembly and served until 1934; and

WHEREAS, from 1933 until 1937, he served as a municipal court judge in Verona, Essex County; and

WHEREAS, in 1942, he served as the mayor of Verona; and

WHEREAS, in 1948, he was appointed as a judge of the Essex County District Court, and, in 1954, he was elevated to the Essex County Court; and

WHEREAS, in 1956, he was appointed to Superior Court of New Jersey in Essex County by Governor Robert Meyner; and

WHEREAS, he was elevated to Assignment Judge of Essex County by Chief Justice Arthur Vanderbilt, a post he held until 1965; and

WHEREAS, he later served as an Assignment Judge in the Morris/Sussex/Warren vicinage until his retirement from the bench in 1972; and

WHEREAS, although retired from the bench for more than 25 years, he played a critical role in advising Governors on the appointment of judges to the bench in New Jersey, and the judiciary of this State has greatly benefited from his guidance; and

WHEREAS, he also was instrumental in developing the integrity of our nation's legal system by chairing the National Council of State Trial Judges from 1968 to 1969, and as a founder and director of the National Judicial College; and

WHEREAS, he has been a mentor to both the bench and the bar and has upheld the highest standards of professional integrity as both a judge and a lawyer; and

WHEREAS, he was devoted to his wife and family and was considerate and compassionate to his friends and colleagues; and

WHEREAS, it is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of Judge Alexander P. Waugh, Sr. and extend our sincere sympathies to his family and friends; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and appropriate for the State of New Jersey to mourn the passing of Judge Alexander P. Waugh, Sr. and to honor his distinguished career in public service to our State;

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 beginning on Friday, July 3, 1998 and through and including Friday, July 10, 1998 in recognition and mourning of the passing of Judge Alexander P. Waugh, Sr.

2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal
this 1st day of July in the Year of
Our Lord, One Thousand Nine
Hundred and Ninety Eight, and of
the Independence of the United
States, the Two Hundred and

/s/ Christine Todd Whitman


/s/ John J. Farmer, Jr.
Chief Counsel to the Governor