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In Memory of Senator Harold C. Giss

 
 
In Memory of Senator Harold C. Giss Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 13, 2010
1. In Memory of Senator Harold C. Giss Marker
Inscription. Senator Giss was born February, 1906, in Minneapolis, Minn. and moved to Arizona in 1937. Being a concerned individual for Arizona's future, Senator Giss entered politics. He served as a member of the Arizona House of Representatives for two years and then became one of Arizona's most prominent Senators for 29 years. Senator Giss was a man of action and had a list of accomplishments too numerous to mention. He died, serving the public in March, 1973.
 
Erected 1981 by This Jurisdiction Woodmen of the World.
 
Location. 32° 43.269′ N, 114° 37.385′ W. Marker is in Yuma, Arizona, in Yuma County. Marker is at the intersection of Harold C. Giss Parkway and South 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Harold C. Giss Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yuma AZ 85364, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert G. Fowler (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Robert G. Fowler (approx. 0.2 miles away); Masonic Temple – Lodge #17 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gandolfo Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); Napoleon House
In Memory of Senator Harold C. Giss Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 13, 2010
2. In Memory of Senator Harold C. Giss Marker
(approx. mile away); E. F. Sanguinetti Home (approx. mile away); Ghiotto House (approx. mile away); Venegas Store (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yuma.
 
Regarding In Memory of Senator Harold C. Giss. Senator Giss' Jewish funeral was held in a Catholic Church in Yuma. Rabbi Albert Plotkin stated at his funeral "...an historic occasion for a Jew to be given the final rights of his faith in a Catholic church. It was fitting, he said, in the case of Harold Giss, who drew no religious lines or religious distinctions."
 
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In Memory of Senator Harold C. Giss Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 13, 2010
3. In Memory of Senator Harold C. Giss Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,276 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 23, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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