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Referred in Senate (09/17/1997)

[Congressional Bills 105th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H. Con. Res. 109 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  1st Session
H. CON. RES. 109



                           September 17, 1997

        Received and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 Recognizing the many talents of the actor Jimmy Stewart and honoring 
                the contributions he made to the Nation.

Whereas James M. (``Jimmy'') Stewart made more than 80 films including comedies, 
        westerns, and dramas of suspense;
Whereas Jimmy Stewart won an Academy Award for best performance by an actor in 
        1940 for his performance in ``The Philadelphia Story'' and received four 
        other Oscar nominations for his performances in ``Mr. Smith Goes to
        Washington'', ``It's a Wonderful Life'', ``Harvey'', and 
        ``Anatomy of a Murder'';
Whereas Jimmy Stewart received a Screen Actors Guild Award in 1968 for 
        ``fostering the finest ideals of the acting profession''; the American 
        Film Institute's eighth life achievement award in 1980, a Kennedy Center 
        Honor in 1983, a special Academy Award in 1984 for ``50 years of 
        meaningful performances'' and ``for his high ideals, both on and off the 
        screen'', and the annual tribute by the Film Society of Lincoln Center 
        in 1990;
Whereas Jimmy Stewart appeared in a number of television shows and Broadway 
        plays and received a Tony Award;
Whereas Jimmy Stewart's poetry was compiled into his 1989 book entitled ``Jimmy 
        Stewart and his Poems'';
Whereas Jimmy Stewart enlisted in the military and served during World War II as 
        operations officer, chief of staff, and squadron commander of the Second 
        Combat Wing of the U.S. Eighth Air Force in England;
Whereas Jimmy Stewart's military decorations include two Distinguished Flying 
        Crosses, the Air Medal, multiple oak leaf clusters, six battle stars, 
        and the Croix de Guerre with Palm;
Whereas Jimmy Stewart attained the rank of colonel during World War II and the 
        rank of brigadier general in 1959, making him the highest ranking 
        entertainer in the American military;
Whereas Jimmy Stewart was active in national politics in his later years and was 
        a close personal friend of former President Ronald Reagan;
Whereas Jimmy Stewart testified before Congress in 1988 in favor of a bill that 
        was later enacted to require film exhibitors and distributors to 
        disclose to the public whether certain culturally, historically, or 
        aesthetically significant films had been colorized or otherwise altered 
        from the original; and
Whereas in 1985 President Ronald Reagan awarded Jimmy Stewart the Nation's 
        highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom: Now, 
        therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That Congress recognizes the many talents of the late James M. 
(``Jimmy'') Stewart and honors the artistic, military, and political 
contributions he made to the Nation.

            Passed the House of Representatives September 16, 1997.


                                                ROBIN H. CARLE,