By Senators Prentice, McDonald, Winsley, Sellar, Snyder, Heavey, Hale, Haugen, Fairley, Wood, Bauer, Johnson, Roach, Anderson, Kohl and Rasmussen


      WHEREAS, Stanley O. McNaughton was a widely respected businessman and community leader until his sudden death on January 19, 1998; and

      WHEREAS, Stanley O. McNaughton served with distinction in the United States Army as the flight commander of the backup crew for the Enola Gay; and

      WHEREAS, Stanley O. McNaughton rose from modest surroundings in a small, British Columbia mining town, to the prestigious position of Chief Executive Officer of PEMCO Financial Services; and

      WHEREAS, Stanley O. McNaughton exemplified the best characteristics of an employer and community leader by his constant concern and activities for those employed by him and others in the community; and

      WHEREAS, Stanley O. McNaughton left a legacy of goodwill, through not only his own philanthropic acts but also through donating a significant portion of PEMCO's pretax income to charities, particularly those that benefitted people disadvantaged through no fault of their own; and

      WHEREAS, Stanley O. McNaughton served the community through board positions with Seattle Schools Fund for Excellence, Junior Achievement of Greater Seattle, KCTS/Channel 9 Public Television, King County Boys and Girls Clubs, the Museum of Flight, Evergreen Safety Council, Economics America, and several others; and

      WHEREAS, Mr. McNaughton was the recipient of many awards, including the Seattle-King County First Citizen in 1996 and the Seattle University Alumnus of the Year in 1986; and

      WHEREAS, Stanley O. McNaughton was a forward-looking leader who established the Washington Credit Union Share Guaranty Association in 1976, providing member credit unions protection for each other before federal insurance was available; and

      WHEREAS, Stanley O. McNaughton often recognized citizens who helped resolve community problems; and

      WHEREAS, The highest honor the State of Washington can give is the Medal of Merit.  Last week the Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Speaker of the House and Chief Justice met to decide this biennium nominee.  Mr. Stanley O. McNaughton was nominated and selected unanimously.  Unfortunately, the day after the selection was made and before Mr. McNaughton was notified, he passed away.  His family will receive his award posthumously here at the Capitol in mid-February; and

      WHEREAS, Stanley O. McNaughton will long be remembered for his ideals, principles, and commitment to helping improve the lives of others;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate recognize and honor Stanley O. McNaughton's lifetime of achievements and selfless service with a minute of silence.


I, Mike O=Connell, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1998-8687,

adopted by the Senate January 23, 1998.





Secretary of the Senate