On Tuesday afternoon we learned that J. Benjamin Ewing of Bridgeville, Delaware had passed. Knowing that he was a former Delaware State Representative I'd heard his name but was unaware of the story and many chapters of his life. Details are still being posted and I will add his obituary here later on.
Mr. Ewing had served the 35th district in the House of Representatives from 1988 until retiring in 2008. Prior to that he retired from the Delaware State Police in 1978 as a lieutenant colonel and deputy superintendent of the force. He also served in the Marine Corp.
Education: Rehoboth High School, 1950, and "every course the state police ever offered," including enough credits, he said, to have a bachelor's degree. Career: Delaware State Police, 1958 to 1978, and instructor at the State Police Academy for 13 years; director of the Methodist Manor House, Seaford, 1979 - 1983; salesman with Adams Feed, Bridgeville, 1983 to 1987; Delaware state representative, 1987 through the present. Since his start in the House, he has served as chairman of the Public Safety Committee. He is also a member of the Homeland Security Committee.
Source: Seaford Star http://www.seafordstar.com/index.cfm?ref=42568&ref2=159