2000 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Burton, Michel
Senate Resolution 51
(As Adopted by Senate)
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE CAREER AND PUBLIC SERVICE OF ELIZABETH CRISLER FUGATE, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY TO MISSISSIPPI GOVERNOR JOHN BELL WILLIAMS AND SEVERAL STATE TREASURERS, ON THE OCCASION OF HER RETIREMENT.
WHEREAS, Elizabeth Crisler Fugate began her career in 1947 in Washington, D.C., as the Confidential Executive Secretary to Congressman John Bell Williams of Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, in 1968, Elizabeth Crisler Fugate continued her career as the Confidential Executive Secretary to Mississippi Governor John Bell Williams (1968-1972); and
WHEREAS, in 1972, Elizabeth Crisler Fugate continued her career as the Confidential Executive Secretary to five State Treasurers: State Treasurer Brad Dye (1972-1976); State Treasurer Edwin Lloyd Pittman (1976-1980); State Treasurer John L. Dale (1980); State Treasurer William J. Cole (1980-1988); and State Treasurer Marshall G. Bennett (1988-2000); and
WHEREAS, Elizabeth Crisler Fugate has been responsible for meeting thousands of visitors to the Nation's Capitol, the State Capitol and the State Treasurer's office, ranging from political leaders from foreign countries and sister states to the young school children of Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, Elizabeth Crisler Fugate has been responsible for the day-to-day operation and scheduling of the Governor's and numerous State Treasurer's offices; and
WHEREAS, her sparkling personality and vivacious manner has enabled her to serve with distinction as a goodwill ambassador for our state; and
WHEREAS, she holds an Associate of Arts degree from Hinds Junior College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Millsap's College; and
WHEREAS, she is a loyal member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson, and is a member and Recording Secretary of the Heritage Luncheon Club of Jackson; and
WHEREAS, Elizabeth Crisler Fugate has been lovingly supported in all of her endeavors by her husband, John Paul Fugate; and her two children, Susan Fugate Haltom and Robert Fugate, and five grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, it is with great pride that we recognize the long and dedicated public service of this citizen whose tenure has brought honor to her family, her community and to the State of Mississippi:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend the career and public service of, and offer our thanks to, Elizabeth Crisler Fugate, Confidential Executive Secretary to Mississippi Governor John Bell Williams and several State Treasurers, on the occasion of her retirement, and wish her and her family continued success in their future endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be presented to Elizabeth Fugate and her family, and be made available to the National Association of State Treasurers and the Capitol Press Corps.