SR 466 - Hon. James W. (Jim) Tysinger - commend

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A resolution commending Honorable James W. (Jim) Tysinger.

Broun, Paul C (46th) Perdue, Sonny (18th) Gillis, Sr., Hugh M (20th)
Status Summary HC: SC: LA: 02/17/98 S - Passed/Adopted
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Senate Action House
2/17/98 Read 1st time
2/17/98 Passed/Adopted

SR 466                                             LC 11 9389 
                             A RESOLUTION 
  1- 1  Commending Honorable James W. (Jim) Tysinger; and for other 
  1- 2  purposes. 
  1- 3  WHEREAS, Honorable James W. (Jim) Tysinger, the 
  1- 4  distinguished Senator from the 41st District, has announced 
  1- 5  his intention to retire from the Senate at the expiration of 
  1- 6  his current term of office; and 
  1- 7  WHEREAS, he has served with unparalleled ability and 
  1- 8  integrity as a member of the Senate since 1968; and 
  1- 9  WHEREAS, this dynamic public servant has faithfully 
  1-10  represented the citizens of DeKalb County with great 
  1-11  distinction, dedication, and ability for the past 30 years; 
  1-12  and 
  1-13  WHEREAS, after the last reapportionment, some citizens of 
  1-14  Gwinnett County have also been privileged to be represented 
  1-15  by this true statesman of the Senate; and 
  1-16  WHEREAS, his consistently thorough consideration of the 
  1-17  issues presented to this deliberative body and his integrity 
  1-18  and reliability have rightfully earned him the honor, 
  1-19  respect, and trust of his colleagues over the years; and 
  1-20  WHEREAS, he chairs the Science, Technology and Industry 
  1-21  Committee and serves on the Appropriations, Higher 
  1-22  Education, and Insurance and Labor committees; and 
  1-23  WHEREAS, he is former chairperson of the Geo. L. Smith II 
  1-24  Georgia World Congress Center Authority Overview Committee, 
  1-25  serves on the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Overview 
  1-26  Committee, and on the board of ethics of MARTA; and 
  1-27  WHEREAS, his expertise in science and technology matters led 
  1-28  to his appointment to the Georgia Council on Energy 
  1-29  Resources; the Science, Energy and Environmental Resources 
  1-30  and the Energy committees of the National Conference of 
  1-31  State Legislatures; the Energy Committee of the Southern 
  1-32  Legislative Conference; the Governor's Advisory Council on 
  1-33  Science and Technology; and the Georgia Tech Research 
  1-34  Institute; and 
  2- 1  WHEREAS, he has exhibited the level of unselfish leadership 
  2- 2  ideally expected of public trustees in an effective, 
  2- 3  representative democracy; and 
  2- 4  WHEREAS, this native son of Greensboro, North Carolina, 
  2- 5  earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical 
  2- 6  engineering and a master's degree in industrial management 
  2- 7  from Georgia Tech; and 
  2- 8  WHEREAS, he served his country with honor and distinction as 
  2- 9  a member of the United States army during World War II, saw 
  2-10  active duty at Guadalcanal, New Guinea, Leyte, and Luzon, 
  2-11  and was honorably retired with the rank of lieutenant 
  2-12  colonel; and 
  2-13  WHEREAS, he is a registered engineer who is retired from 
  2-14  Westinghouse Electric Corporation; and 
  2-15  WHEREAS, he and his lovely wife, Loretta, have five children 
  2-16  and five grandchildren; and 
  2-17  WHEREAS, he has diligently and conscientiously devoted 
  2-18  innumerable hours of his time, talents, and energy to the 
  2-19  civic, religious, and charitable concerns of his community, 
  2-20  as evidenced by his active involvement in the North DeKalb 
  2-21  Kiwanis Club, the Atlanta Union Mission, the Erskine College 
  2-22  Board of Trustees, as well as the Doraville Presbyterian 
  2-23  Church where he has served as an elder and for 20 years 
  2-24  taught Sunday school; and 
  2-25  WHEREAS, his significant organizational and leadership 
  2-26  talents, his remarkable patience and diplomacy, his keen 
  2-27  sense of vision, and his sensitivity to the needs of the 
  2-28  citizens of this state have earned him the respect and 
  2-29  admiration of his colleagues and associates; and 
  2-30  WHEREAS, it is abundantly fitting and proper that the 
  2-31  members of this body, most especially those with whom he has 
  2-32  served and to whom he so freely imparted advice, 
  2-33  encouragement, and friendship and who regard him with much 
  2-34  love and affection, pay appropriate tribute to one of their 
  2-35  finest and most distinguished colleagues for the three 
  2-36  decades of impartial, well-reasoned, and enlightened service 
  2-37  he has rendered on behalf of this state and its citizens. 
  2-39  members of this body unanimously honor and commend their 
  2-40  most outstanding colleague, Honorable James W. (Jim) 
  2-41  Tysinger, for his personal and political influence in 
  2-42  supporting legislation which has substantially improved the 
  3- 1  quality of life for our citizens and contributed to 
  3- 2  Georgia's leadership role in the South, commend him for 
  3- 3  serving as an unmatched example of enlightened government 
  3- 4  and statesmanship, and wish him every success in all his 
  3- 5  future endeavors. 
  3- 6  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate is 
  3- 7  authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of 
  3- 8  this resolution to Honorable James W. (Jim) Tysinger. 

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