SCR24, As Adopted by Senate, September 24, 2014



            Senator Richardville offered the following concurrent resolution:

            Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 24.

            A concurrent resolution of tribute offered as a memorial for George C. Steeh, former member of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

            Whereas, The members of the Legislature were saddened to learn of the passing of the Honorable George C. Steeh, former State Senator, State Representative, and District Court Judge. He will be remembered for his long years of public service, dedication to his community, and unwavering respect and compassion for people and their problems; and

            Whereas, Born and raised in Mt. Clemens, George Steeh graduated as president of his senior class at Mt. Clemens High School. A veteran of World War II, a graduate of the University of Michigan, a practicing attorney, an active community member, and a dedicated father, he experienced a lifetime of achievement in just his first 35 years. In 1954, he would begin a new chapter upon his election as state representative for his hometown; and

            Whereas, For eight years, George Steeh honorably served the citizens of Mt. Clemens in the Michigan Legislature. Over the course of his legislative career, he was a member of numerous committees covering a wide range of issues, including business, conservation, health and welfare, highways, insurance, the judiciary, local government, and veterans affairs. In 1962, he chose to forego further legislative service and not run for re-election; and

            Whereas, George Steeh moved on to a long and successful career as an attorney and public servant, serving as chairman of the Macomb County Democrats, president of the Macomb County Bar Association, member of the State Board of Tax Appeals, and eventually as judge of the 41-B District Court. During his career, he mentored numerous attorneys and worked to maintain an atmosphere of civility in the practice of law; and

            Whereas, George Steeh's life was a tribute to family, friends, and community. His children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren can take immense pride in his achievements; now, therefore, be it

            Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That we offer this expression of our highest tribute to honor the memory of George C. Steeh, a member of the House of Representatives from 1955 to 1956 and a member of the Senate from 1957 to 1962; and be it further

            Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Steeh family as evidence of our lasting esteem for his memory.