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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: March 13, 2013 10:56 AM
From: Senator Lloyd K. Smucker
To: All Senate members
Subject: SMUCKER-Lititz Pike Bridge
 
In the near future, In the near future I will reintroduce legislation that will designate the new Lititz Pike Bridge in Lancaster City as the Thaddeus Stevens Bridge in honor of this statesman, civil rights activist, and philanthropist.

As you may be aware, Thaddeus Stevens was a lifelong public servant dedicated to ensuring justice, equality, and opportunity for all citizens. Stevens spent eight years in the Pennsylvania State Legislature and later represented Pennsylvania in the United States Congress from 1849 to 1853 and again from 1858 until his death in 1868. During his years in office, Thaddeus Stevens fought for the preservation of public education in Pennsylvania, emancipation of the slaves, passage of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and Reconstruction of the South after the Civil War. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is named in his honor.



Introduced as SB851