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2d Session
H. RES. 1481

Recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Christian Science Monitor newspaper.


September 23, 2008

Mr. Smith of Texas (for himself, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Tom Davis of Virginia, Mr. Goodlatte, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Dreier, Mr. Hoyer, Mr. Shays, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. Neal of Massachusetts, Mr. Berman, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Lewis of California, Mr. Inglis of South Carolina, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Hoekstra, Mr. Shadegg, Mr. Carter, Mr. Hinojosa, Mr. Brady of Texas, Mr. Culberson, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Young of Alaska, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Coble, Mr. Petri, Mr. McKeon, Mr. Davis of Kentucky, Mr. Porter, Mr. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, Mr. Goode, Mr. Doolittle, Mr. Duncan, Mr. David Davis of Tennessee, Mr. Whitfield of Kentucky, Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Radanovich, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Weiner, Mr. Cannon, Mr. Pickering, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Mr. Rehberg, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Marchant, Mr. Poe, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Rodriguez, Mr. McCaul of Texas, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Serrano, and Mr. Reyes) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


Recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Christian Science Monitor newspaper.

    Whereas on November 25, 1908, the 1st edition of the Christian Science Monitor newspaper was printed in Boston’s Back Bay;

    Whereas just over 100 days before the Monitor’s 1st print, its founder, Mary Baker Eddy, then 87 years old, told officers of her church to “start a daily newspaper at once”;

    Whereas Mrs. Eddy wanted the Monitor to blaze a path of unselfish service through journalism;

    Whereas Mrs. Eddy, who had been the subject of inaccurate stories in the press, set as the Monitor’s mission “to injure no man, but to bless all mankind”;

    Whereas Mrs. Eddy followed the 1st editor’s request that the Monitor “cover the daily activities of the entire world” and “appeal to good men and women everywhere who are interested in the betterment of all human conditions”;

    Whereas the Monitor’s focus was never local or denominational;

    Whereas the Monitor is distributed to readers in all 50 States in print and online and has worldwide respect for its international news coverage;

    Whereas Mrs. Eddy became the 1st American woman to launch a successful, general interest newspaper;

    Whereas the Monitor has been honored with numerous major awards including 7 Pulitzer Prizes for excellence in journalism; and

    Whereas since 1966 the Monitor has sponsored 3,600 Washington newsmaker breakfasts, whose guests have included countless cabinet officers and congressional leaders, 4 presidents, and 5 vice presidents: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives recognizes the 100th anniversary of the Christian Science Monitor newspaper.