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H. Res. 1470

                In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

                                                         July 20, 2010.
Whereas William S. Richardson was born on December 22, 1919, and spent most of 
        his childhood in Palama and Kaimuki;
Whereas William S. Richardson was born to a working class family of Hawaiian, 
        Chinese, and Caucasian ancestry;
Whereas William S. Richardson served as a platoon leader in the United States 
        Army during World War II and was later inducted into the Infantry 
        Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame;
Whereas William S. Richardson served as Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii from 1962-
        1966;
Whereas William S. Richardson led the Hawaii Democratic Party from 1956-1962;
Whereas William S. Richardson served as the Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme 
        Court from 1966-1982;
Whereas the William S. Richardson School of Law honors his leadership by opening 
        educational and professional avenues for the Islands' most disadvantaged 
        groups;
Whereas William S. Richardson upheld traditional Hawaiian laws and expanded 
        public rights for Native Hawaiians and all people in Hawaii;
Whereas as William S. Richardson was awarded the Spirit of Excellence Award from 
        the American Bar Association; and
Whereas, on June 21, 2010, at the age of 90, William S. Richardson passed away 
        in Honolulu, Hawaii: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) honors the life, achievements, and distinguished career of Chief 
        Justice William S. Richardson;
            (2) emphasizes that, among his judicial accomplishments, Chief 
        Justice William S. Richardson changed the face of higher education in 
        Hawaii by opening avenues for the Islands' most disadvantaged groups and 
        by building a more equitable society for the people of Hawaii; and
            (3) recognizes the William S. Richardson School of Law, the 
        educational institution that bears his name, as a significant part of 
        the legacy of William S. Richardson.
            Attest:

                                                                          Clerk.

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