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111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. CON. RES. 79


Expressing the sense of Congress that a commemorative postage stamp should be issued to honor Wilton “Wilt” Chamberlain.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 24, 2009

Mr. Clay submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of Congress that a commemorative postage stamp should be issued to honor Wilton “Wilt” Chamberlain.

    Whereas Wilt Chamberlain is considered one of the world’s all-time greatest basketball players;

    Whereas Wilt Chamberlain was born on August 21, 1936, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was raised 1 of 9 children by William and Olivia Chamberlain;

    Whereas Wilt Chamberlain averaged over 30 points per game during his college career and was twice selected to All-American teams;

    Whereas in 1959 Wilt Chamberlain joined the NBA's Philadelphia Warriors and was named Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player, the first person to receive both awards in the same season;

    Whereas in the 1961–62 season, Wilt Chamberlain averaged 50.4 points per game and scored 100 points in a single game;

    Whereas Wilt Chamberlain left the NBA as the all-time leader in points scored (over 30,000) and rebounds (over 22,000), with 4 Most Valuable Player awards and more than 40 league records; and

    Whereas Wilt Chamberlain will forever be remembered as one of the most dominant players ever to grace a basketball court: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That—

(1) the United States Postal Service should issue a commemorative stamp honoring Wilton “Wilt” Chamberlain; and

(2) the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee should recommend to the Postmaster General that such a stamp be issued.