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SR 600 - Hon. Harry Cook Jackson - regrets at passing
Land, Clay (16th) Harbison, Ed (15th) Gillis, Sr., Hugh M (20th)
Status Summary SC: HC: FR: 02/23/00 LA: 02/23/00 S - Passed/Adopted

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A resolution expressing regret at the passing of Honorable Harry Cook Jackson; and for other purposes.

Page Numbers: 1

Senate Action House
2/23/00 Read 1st time
2/23/00 Passed/Adopted
Version by LC Number
LC 8 4016 S - Passed/Adopted

SR 600                                              LC 8 4016 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                             A RESOLUTION 
 
  1- 1  Expressing regret at the passing of Honorable Harry Cook 
  1- 2  Jackson; and for other purposes. 
 
  1- 3  WHEREAS, Honorable Harry Cook Jackson of Columbus, Georgia, 
  1- 4  was a prominent businessman, civic leader, and former mayor 
  1- 5  and state senator who forged the economic and governmental 
  1- 6  renewal that has sustained his native city; and 
 
  1- 7  WHEREAS, he was a combat veteran, lawyer, mechanical 
  1- 8  engineer, landowner, manufacturer, outdoorsman, and astute 
  1- 9  politician with a long history of public service to Columbus 
  1-10  and the people of Georgia; and 
 
  1-11  WHEREAS, he served with distinction as a member of the 
  1-12  Georgia Senate for 12 years beginning in 1961, was president 
  1-13  pro tem for two terms, chaired the Business, Trade and 
  1-14  Commerce Committee, and served on the Appropriations, 
  1-15  Banking and Finance, and Reapportionment Committees during 
  1-16  his tenure; and 
 
  1-17  WHEREAS, his vision, initiative, and administrative talent 
  1-18  made him a vital member of numerous civic organizations, and 
  1-19  he served as president of the Executive Club in 1964 and the 
  1-20  Rotary Club in 1970 and was chairman of the Georgia Ports 
  1-21  Authority in 1985; and 
 
  1-22  WHEREAS, he was Mayor of Columbus 1979-1982 and led the 
  1-23  revitalization of the old iron works district into the 
  1-24  Columbus Convention and Trade Center, and his community and 
  1-25  state value his legacy and cherish his memory. 
 
  1-26  NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE that the 
  1-27  members of this body pay tribute to the Honorable Harry Cook 
  1-28  Jackson and convey their sincerest sympathy to the members 
  1-29  of his family. 
 
  1-30  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate is 
  1-31  authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of 
  1-32  this resolution to the family of Honorable Harry Cook 
  1-33  Jackson. 
 
 
 
 
 
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Secretary of the Senate
Frank Eldridge, Jr., Secretary
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