SR 1001 | 31st Legislature, First Special Session (1973)

A Resolution on the death of Charles A. Awalt (co-sponsor with entire Senate)

Role of Senator O'Connor: Co-sponsor

Signed into law: October 25, 1973

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The Honorable Charles A. Awalt, State Senator, passed away on June 26, 1973 in the City of Phoenix.

Mr. Awalt was born July 4, 1916 on a cattle ranch near Chillicothe, Texas. After graduating from high school he moved to Clifton, Arizona.

A resident of Arizona for nearly forty years, Senator Awalt came to this state to work for the Civilian Conservation Corps. He moved to Safford in 1936 to manage the branch operation of a corporate concern. In 1947 he establish d the Central Distributing Company which he operated until retirement in 1965.

During the time of World War II, he served for five years on active duty with the Army, holding the rank of master sergeant at the time of discharge.

A community leader, Mr. Awalt's activities included serving as president of the Safford-Graham County Chamber of Commerce, being exalted ruler of the Safford Elks Lodge and participating in the Graham County Sheriff's Posse.

Senator Awalt served with distinction in the Thirtieth Legislature and in the Thirty-first Legislature, First Regular Session. During the Thirtieth Legislature, Senator Awalt directed his active attention to the assignments of the Agriculture and Livestock and the State, County and Municipal Affairs committees of which he was a member.

A warm and sincere person who found ready acceptance among his Senate colleagues, Senator Awalt was given expanded committee assignments for his second term of membership in the Senate. His Thirty-first Legislature committee assignments were to the Appropriations and Judiciary committees, the State, County and Municipal Affairs committee and the Joint Legislative Budget committee.


Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Arizona:

That the members of the Senate sincerely regret the passing of Senator Charles A. Awalt, and do, therefore, extend their sympathies and condolences to his widow Kathleen, and their sons Charles and John.

Unanimously adopted by the Senate-October 25, 1973

Approved by the Governor-October 25. 1973

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