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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Proclamation for "Senator Stephen Glascock Day" May 1 2014

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Proclamation for "Senator Stephen Glascock Day" May 1 2014

Posted: 1399047487000
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Surnames: Glascock Stephens
The Great Seal of the State of Missouri

Office of the Governor

State of Missouri


WHEREAS, Stephen Glascock, of rural Ralls County, Missouri, has left a lasting imprint on the history of the state of Missouri, serving as a Missouri State Senator and Missouri State Representative for Ralls County and Northeast Missouri; and

WHEREAS, Stephen Glascock served as a Ralls County Judge and as Ralls County Court Clerk, helping to set up many new counties in Northeast Missouri; and

WHEREAS, Stephen Glascock set aside many parcels of land to the City of Hannibal for a City Square and Park (Central Park), a city block for churches between North 5th and North 6th Streets from Broadway to Center Streets, a city cemetery on North 7th Street and Paris Avenue, and a steamboat landing and recreational park on Hannibal's riverfront (Glascock's Landing); and

WHEREAS, the island in the middle of the Mississippi River known as "Glascock's Island" and "Glascock's Landing" influenced one of the world's most famous authors, Mark Twain, to write about Hannibal and the fictional characters Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn; and

WHEREAS, Stephen Glascock was born in Fauquier County, Virginia on October 30, 1779 and died in rural New London, Missouri in Ralls County on September 18, 1855, and was laid to rest in his family cemetery on his farm on New London Gravel Road; and

WHEREAS, on May 1, 2014, the Glascock Family Society of the United States of America will celebrate the life of Stephen Glascock and his public service to the State of Missouri.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2014, to be


IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the
Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, this 17th day of April, 2014.


(governor's signature)
Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon

(secretary of state's signature)
Jason Kander
Secretary of State

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