State of New Jersey
Executive Order #54

Acting Governor Richard J. Codey
WHEREAS, The Honorable William H. Rehnquist served this Nation with distinction as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, and for the past nineteen years as Chief Justice of the United States; and

WHEREAS, consistent with Title 4 of the United States Code, the President of the United States of America has directed that the flag of the United States of America be flown at half staff in honor of Chief Justice Rehnquist for ten days from the day of his death; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper for the State of New Jersey to mourn the passing and honor the memory of Chief Justice Rehnquist;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICHARD J. CODEY, Acting Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:

  1. The flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half staff at all State departments, offices, agencies and instrumentalities during appropriate hours beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2005 and through and including Tuesday, September 13, 2005, in recognition and mourning of the passing of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 6th day
of September in the Year of Our Lord, Two
Thousand and Five, and of the Independence
of the United States, the Two Hundred and Thirtieth.

/s/ Richard J. Codey

Acting Governor



/s/ Mark J. Fleming

Deputy Chief Counsel to the Governor