Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 113 History

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(By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, and Delegate Perdue)

Requesting the Division of Highways to name the Jennie = s Creek Bridge, numbered 50-52-49.92, in Wayne County the A Ralph L. Dawson Memorial Bridge. @
Whereas, Ralph Leon Dawson was born in Crum, West Virginia and is one of seven children; and
Whereas, Ralph graduated as valedictorian of Crum High School in 1955. He earned both his AB and MA degrees in Education at Marshall University; and
Whereas, Ralph was a well respected and important part of the Crum community in Southern Wayne County. He was a teacher and Principal of Crum Elementary for over 43 years. He touched the lives of thousands of children. As an educator he belonged to the Wayne County Education Association, the West Virginia Education Association, and the National Education Association; and
Whereas, Ralph was also involved in the community. He was instrumental in bringing municipal water to hundreds of families, starting work on the project in 1960. Ralph was also Chairman of the Crum Public Service District until his death; and
Whereas, Ralph was also a businessman, he co-owned the
A Crum Pizza House @ for over 27 years; and
Whereas, He also participated in numerous civic and fraternal organizations: He was Secretary of Jewel Lodge #140 AF & AM, Logan Royal Arch Chapter, Logan Commandry, Beni Kedem Temple AAONMS, Crum Chapter OES #160, Past Patron of Kermit Chapter OES #123, Williamson Elks Lodge and Williamson Moose Lodge. He was an active member and supporter of the Wayne County Genealogical and Historical Society. He was also a member of the General Andrew Lewis Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. He was a former Scout Master of the Crum Boy Scout Troop, Chairman of the Wayne County Community Service Organization, a member of the Wayne County Economic Development Association and a Kentucky Colonel; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Legislature request the Division of Highways to name the Jennie
= s Creek Bridge, numbered 50-52-49.92, in Wayne County the A Ralph L. Dawson Memorial Bridge @ ; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to erect appropriate signage at both ends of the bridge; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the family of Ralph Dawson, the Commissioner of Highways, and the Wayne County Commission.
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