2118 JOINT RESOLUTIONS
Whereas, The late United States Senator Millard E. Tydings who
passed away on February 9, 1961, was a distinguished native son
of Harford County, through which the Northeastern Expressway
Whereas, Senator Tydings served the people of the County,
State and nation for many years, presiding over this House of
Delegates as Speaker in 1920, serving as Representative in Congress
for two terms, and as United States Senator from Maryland for
four terms; and
Whereas, He was recognized as an outstanding statesman in all
levels of government and he was widely known for his loyalty,
achievements, dedicated services, abilities and untiring efforts on
behalf of his country; and
Whereas, It would be a just memorial to an outstanding citizen
and statesman of Maryland to name this highway as the Millard E.
Tydings Expressway; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the General Assembly of Maryland, That we request
the State Roads Commission to name the new Northeastern Express-
way as the Millard E. Tydings Expressway in memory of the late
United States Senator from Maryland; and be it further
Resolved, That copies of this Resolution are sent to the Governor
of Maryland and to the Chairman-Director of the State Roads Com-
Approved February 26, 1963.
(House Joint Resolution 9)
House Joint Resolution expressing deepest sympathies over the un-
timely passing of Thomas J. S. Waxter.
The members of the General Assembly of Maryland learned
with shock and sorrow of the untimely passing of the Honorable
Thomas J. S. Waxter, Director of the State Department of Public
Mr. Waxter had a long and fruitful career in the public service.
After having served as an attorney he was appointed to the
Judiciary in Baltimore City. Later, he entered public welfare work
and for an extended period of years was Director of the Depart-
ment of Public Welfare in the city. About ten years ago he succeeded
to the office of Director of the State Department of Public Welfare
and held that position until his untimely death.
Mr. Waxter, known to his friends as "Tom" and more frequently
as "Jake," made a career of public service in the highest sense
of those words. In his personal demeanor he was friendly and open,
showing always a broad tolerance and understanding for the prob-
lems of his office and for the needs of the people of Maryland.