Men of Mark in Georgia (Volume 5); A Complete and Elaborate History of the State from Its Settlement to the Present Time, Chiefly Told in
General Books, 2009 - 218 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ...the support of, and influential in shaping much of the important legislation during his long service of thirteen years in the General Assembly. Hirecord as President of the Senate is shown by the following extract from a letter written to him by one of his colleagues: "A word of our senatorial work. No Senate has in my life experience done so much with no serious friction as that over which you presided. I will write what I would hardly say in wont to you: that you presided with marked and unexcelled, if ever equalled, ability, dignity and impartiality over a Georgia Senate that acted on more important and far-reaching legislation than any Senate since 1870-72. You made a record that will be WILLIAM STANLEY WEST 187 an honor to you, your great boy, your splendid wife, and your family and people. This I say with careful measure of each word. You have nothing to regret. You can rest assured in the full recognition of our superb administration by the people of today as well as those of tomorrow." At the close of the session of 1906 President West was presented with a handsome loving cup by the Senate, and in the course of the presentation speech it was stated that he had been fair, impartial, honest, fearless and competent, and that the Senate had made no mistake in electing its presiding officer. The cup is twelve inches high and five inches in diameter, and bears the inscription: "W. S. West, President of the Senate of Georgia, from the members of the session of 1905-1906." During his college days Mr. West became a member of one of the Greek letter fraternities; he is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and while connected with the lumber industry joined the Concatenated Order of Hoo Hoos. In all these organizations h...
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