Statement by Governor Markell on Death of Former Delaware Supreme Court Justice Henry Ridgely Horsey

Wilmington, DE – The Governor today extended his condolences to the family of former state Supreme Court Justice Henry Ridgely Horsey, who passed away yesterday at the age of 91. Judge Horsey served on the Delaware Supreme Court from 1978 until 1994:

“Justice Horsey left a successful career in private legal practice to pursue the higher calling of public service, continuing the commitment made by generations of Delaware’s Ridgely family since before the Revolutionary War. His intellect and wisdom on the bench strengthened Delaware’s Judiciary and contributed to our reputation for the finest state courts in the country, and his support of education, the environment and other causes will leave a lasting and positive impact on our state. I am saddened to learn of his passing and extend my condolences to his loving family.”