_______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating former
Governor Edgar Whitcomb on his marriage.
Whereas, Congratulations are in order for former
Governor Edgar Whitcomb and his long-time sweetheart;
Whereas, Indiana's 43rd Governor, Edgar Whitcomb, and
Evelyn Gayer were married February 16, 2013, in their
home along the Ohio River in Rome, Indiana, in a ceremony
performed by a Methodist minister who lives down the street;
Whereas, Evelyn, a retired librarian, met the former
Governor 12 years ago at a computer class, and the two have
been together ever since;
Whereas, Evelyn began visiting Edgar everyday at his
home, but she drove home every evening;
Whereas, Edgar worried about her navigating country
roads alone in the dark, so he built her a home on his
Whereas, The couple's decision to marry was made when
some friends, who had been married at Edgar's home five
years earlier, were visiting;
Whereas, Edgar and Evelyn married on their friends'
anniversary, with them serving as the only witnesses to the
Whereas, The Indiana General Assembly and the people of
the state of Indiana wish the best for Edgar and Evelyn
SECTION 1. That the General Assembly wishes to extend its
sincerest congratulations to Governor and Mrs. Edgar Whitcomb on
their recent marriage.
SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Governor and Mrs. Edgar Whitcomb.