HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 97-4611, by Representatives Sheahan, Huff, D. Sommers, Koster, Honeyford, Dunn, Wensman, Kenney, Scott and Robertson


      WHEREAS, It is the policy of the Washington State Legislature to acknowledge those who have made outstanding contributions in the public service; and

      WHEREAS, Former state Supreme Court Justice William Goodloe, who was an outspoken conservative and a true patriot, died on January 18, 1997; and

      WHEREAS, William Goodloe served in the United States Navy during World War II on a destroyer escort and on an aircraft carrier, and was commissioned as an officer at sea during the war; and

      WHEREAS, William Goodloe graduated from the University of Washington Law School in 1948, was in private practice in Seattle for twenty-four years, served in the state Senate from 1951 to 1959, chairing the Senate Judiciary Committee, and then headed the 1962 Seattle World's Fair Committee; and

      WHEREAS, William Goodloe served as King County Superior Court Judge for twelve years, and was a member of the Washington Supreme Court from 1984 until 1988; and

      WHEREAS, William Goodloe resigned his position as Supreme Court Justice after four years of his six-year term because he thought that he could more successfully advance conservative causes through his newsletter, the Goodloe Report; and

      WHEREAS, William Goodloe became well-known for his campaign against declining morality in the public schools, for his "Great American" lectures profiling presidents, and for his conservative newsletter; and

      WHEREAS, William Goodloe was an ardent Republican, serving as the state party chairman from 1960 to 1962, and as a candidate in several other races; and

      WHEREAS, William Goodloe was a loving and supportive father who is fondly remembered by his surviving family members;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives remember and give honor to William Goodloe; and

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to each surviving member of the William Goodloe family.



      I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

      Resolution 4611 adopted by the House of Representatives

                         January 23, 1997.




                  Timothy A. Martin, Chief Clerk