HR 582 - Greer, John W., Jr.; condolences

Georgia House of Representatives - 1995/1996 Sessions

HR 582 - Greer, John W., Jr.; condolences

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House Comm: / Senate Comm: / House Vote: Yeas Nays Senate Vote: Yeas Nays ---------------------------------------- House Action Senate ---------------------------------------- 3/15/95 Read 1st Time 3/15/95 Passed/Adopted ---------------------------------------- Code Sections amended:
HR 582 LC 19 2610 A RESOLUTION 1- 1 Expressing regret at the passing of John W. Greer, Jr.; and 1- 2 for other purposes. 1- 3 WHEREAS, John Wesley Greer, Jr., was born March 25, 1909, in 1- 4 Fitzgerald, Georgia, the son of a newspaperman; and 1- 5 WHEREAS, he was a highly respected former legislator and 1- 6 outstanding public servant who represented Lanier County in 1- 7 the Georgia House of Representatives from 1945-1954 and a 1- 8 South Georgia district in the state Senate in 1959-1960; and 1- 9 WHEREAS, after moving to Atlanta, he became a lobbyist for 1-10 trucking lines and served as chair of the Fulton County 1-11 Democratic Party; and 1-12 WHEREAS, he represented Fulton County as a member of the 1-13 Georgia House of Representatives from 1971 until 1988; and 1-14 WHEREAS, during his career as a lawmaker, he earned the 1-15 enduring respect of his colleagues for his staunch defense 1-16 of his positions and his ideals and is still remembered as 1-17 the fiercest legislative opponent faced by Governor Herman 1-18 Talmadge; and 1-19 WHEREAS, he was secretary of the 1960 Sibley Commission and 1-20 helped to write a 1951 state law banning members of the Ku 1-21 Klux Klan from wearing masks; and 1-22 WHEREAS, his service as public official was marked with 1-23 distinction, leadership, and lasting contributions such as 1-24 his authorship of the 1971 legislation which provided for a 1-25 1 percent sales tax to help pay for the Metropolitan Atlanta 1-26 Rapid Transit Authority; and 1-27 WHEREAS, he chaired the MARTOC legislative overview 1-28 committee from 1976 to 1988, and in honor of his valuable 1-29 service the MARTA station located at the Atlanta Hartsfield 1-30 International Airport is dedicated to him; and 1-31 WHEREAS, he is survived by his loving wife, Martha, and his 1-32 children: Grace Phillips, E. Braxton Greer, Edward C. Greer, 1-33 John W. Greer III, Nancy Spickard, and Sarah Boyd; a 1-34 stepson, R. William Miller, Jr.; 14 grandchildren; and six 1-35 great-grandchildren. -1- (Index) LC 19 2610 2- 1 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF 2- 2 REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body express their 2- 3 deepest and sincerest regret at the passing of John W. 2- 4 Greer, Jr. 2- 5 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of 2- 6 Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an 2- 7 appropriate copy of this resolution to Mrs. Martha Greer. -2- (Index)

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