Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement upon learning of the passing of Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Max Baer:
“On behalf of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family of Chief Justice Baer and acknowledge his service and contributions to Pennsylvania.
“The duties of a constitutional office are heavy and the legal issues that Chief Justice Bear decided over many years were not simple or easy.
“The dedication the chief justice demonstrated to his duties and in representing Pennsylvania’s judicial branch should be commended and will have a lasting impact in the future.
“The chief justice was an honorable man doing a difficult job. He was respectful, honest and
carried himself with dignity and integrity. Those are all the hallmark qualities of a true public servant, regardless of title or position. Pennsylvania deserves the very best in those who choose to serve our Commonwealth.
“Today, we join with many others in mourning the loss of Chief Justice Bear and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and all those whose lives he touched.”
Speaker Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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