HR 1098 - Larry McDonald Memorial Highway; designate

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A RESOLUTION designating the Larry McDonald Memorial Highway; and for other purposes.

Franklin, Jr., Robert L (39th) Coan, Michael T (82nd) Hammontree, James A (4th)
Lewis, Walter Jeffrey (14th) Mann, Harold M (5th) Scheid, III, Charles F (17th)
Status Summary HC: Trans SC: LA: 02/26/98 H - Favorably Reported
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House Action Senate
2/18/98 Read 1st Time
2/19/98 Read 2nd Time
2/26/98 Favorably Reported

HR 1098                                             LC 9 9628 
                             A RESOLUTION 
  1- 1  Designating the Larry McDonald Memorial Highway; and for 
  1- 2  other purposes. 
  1- 3  WHEREAS, Honorable Lawrence Patton McDonald was born in 
  1- 4  DeKalb County, Georgia, on April 1, 1935; and 
  1- 5  WHEREAS, he was educated in the schools of Georgia, received 
  1- 6  a doctorate in medicine from Emory University in 1957, and 
  1- 7  completed his residency at Grady Memorial Hospital; and 
  1- 8  WHEREAS, he served his country with dedication and ability 
  1- 9  as a U. S. Navy overseas flight surgeon from 1959 to 1961; 
  1-10  and 
  1-11  WHEREAS, for many years he made his home in Cobb County, 
  1-12  where he practiced medicine and served in many positions of 
  1-13  honor and trust, including membership on the State Medical 
  1-14  Education Board, the National Historical Society, and the 
  1-15  Cobb County Chamber of Commerce; and 
  1-16  WHEREAS, from January 1, 1975, until his untimely death 
  1-17  aboard Korean Airlines Flight 007 on September 1, 1983, 
  1-18  Honorable Larry McDonald served as a Representative from the 
  1-19  Seventh United States Congressional District, and as such he 
  1-20  eloquently articulated the concerns of his fellow citizens; 
  1-21  and 
  1-22  WHEREAS, he dedicated his political life to the defense of 
  1-23  the United States Constitution; and 
  1-24  WHEREAS, Representative McDonald's tragic death as a victim 
  1-25  of the cold war deprived the State of Georgia of one of its 
  1-26  most outstanding native sons; and 
  1-27  WHEREAS, on the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of his 
  1-28  untimely death, the State of Georgia wishes to preserve the 
  1-29  memory of the sacrifice and service of this able and 
  1-30  outstanding Georgian and recognize his service to the people 
  1-31  of his district. 
  1-33  GEORGIA that Interstate Highway 75 from the Chattahoochee 
  1-34  River northward to the Tennessee state line is designated as 
  1-35  the Larry McDonald Memorial Highway. 
  2- 1  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Department of Transportation 
  2- 2  is authorized and directed to erect and maintain appropriate 
  2- 3  signs at appropriate locations to reflect the designation 
  2- 4  provided in this resolution. 
  2- 5  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of 
  2- 6  Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit 
  2- 7  appropriate copies of this resolution to the family of 
  2- 8  Honorable Larry McDonald and the commissioner of 
  2- 9  transportation. 

Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98