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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. RES. 303

  Honoring Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr., former Mayor of the City of 
Atlanta, and extending the condolences of the House of Representatives 
                             on his death.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 26, 2003

Mr. Lewis of Georgia (for himself, Mr. Scott of Georgia, Mr. Marshall, 
   Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Ms. Majette, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Linder, Mr. 
Norwood, Mr. Kingston, Mr. Burns, Mr. Gingrey, Mr. Collins, Mr. Deal of 
 Georgia, Mr. Ford, Ms. Lee, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Ballance, Mrs. 
 Jones of Ohio, Mr. Watt, Ms. Corrine Brown of Florida, Mr. Rush, Mr. 
Scott of Virginia, Mr. Owens, Mr. Jefferson, Mr. Clay, Mr. Rangel, Mr. 
 Meek of Florida, Mr. Cummings, Ms. Waters, Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas, 
 Mrs. Christensen, Mr. Payne, Ms. Millender-McDonald, and Mr. Thompson 
of Mississippi) submitted the following resolution; which was referred 
                 to the Committee on Government Reform

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                               RESOLUTION


 
  Honoring Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr., former Mayor of the City of 
Atlanta, and extending the condolences of the House of Representatives 
                             on his death.

Whereas the Honorable Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. was born on March 23, 1938, 
        in Dallas, Texas, and at the age of 14 entered Morehouse College as a 
        Ford Foundation Early Admission Scholar;
Whereas the Honorable Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. graduated cum laude from 
        North Carolina Central University School of Law;
Whereas the Honorable Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. became the first African-
        American Vice Mayor of the City of Atlanta;
Whereas the Honorable Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. proved to be a gifted and 
        brilliant political leader, and he later became the first African-
        American Mayor of the City of Atlanta;
Whereas, during his years in office, the Honorable Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. 
        was the catalyst for the design of a $400 million terminal at Atlanta's 
        Hartsfield International Airport;
Whereas the Honorable Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. helped to secure Atlanta's 
        selection as the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics;
Whereas the Honorable Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. served as president of the 
        National Conference of Democratic Mayors and the National Black Caucus 
        of Local Elected Officials;
Whereas the Honorable Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. became Chair of the National 
        Voting Rights Institute of the Democratic National Committee;
Whereas the Honorable Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. established the American 
        Voters League, a nonpartisan organization committed to increasing voter 
        turnout;
Whereas upon being elected Mayor of Atlanta, the Honorable Maynard Holbrook 
        Jackson, Jr. began encouraging and fostering interracial understanding 
        in Atlanta;
Whereas the Honorable Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. was a strong supporter of 
        affirmative action, civil rights, and the expansion of social and 
        economic gains for minorities;
Whereas the Honorable Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. was a great champion for 
        diversity, inclusion, and fairness--not just in government and business, 
        but also in all areas of life;
Whereas the Honorable Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. was a wonderful human being 
        who never wavered from the principles that guided his life and career;
Whereas the efforts of the Honorable Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. on behalf on 
        the City of Atlanta and all Americans earned him the esteem and high 
        regard of his colleagues; and
Whereas the untimely death of the Honorable Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. has 
        deprived his community, the City of Atlanta, the state of Georgia, and 
        the entire Nation of an outstanding leader: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) honors the life and accomplishments of the Honorable 
        Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr.;
            (2) recognizes the legendary compassion exhibited by the 
        Honorable Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. as a civil rights 
        leader; and
            (3) extends its condolences to the Jackson family and the 
        City of Atlanta on the death of a remarkable man.
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