Sedalia Mayor Elaine Horn signed a proclamation on Monday afternoon observing the month of April as Parliamentary Law Month. Parliamentary Law is defined as “the rule of the majority with respect for the minority.”
President Thomas Jefferson, who was born in April, was the author of the first American manual of parliamentary practices, published in 1801. Witnessing the signing on Monday was Fern Klement, Missouri State Association of Parliamentarians secretary, and president of the MSAP Heartland Unit, which meets in Warrensburg, Klement said. Photo by Randy Kirby, Sedalia News Journal.