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Agreed to Senate (09/19/2011)


112th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. RES. 271


Honoring the life and legacy of the Honorable Charles H. Percy, former Senator for the State of Illinois.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 19, 2011

Mr. Durbin (for himself, Mr. Kirk, Mr. Rockefeller, Mr. Reid, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Akaka, Mr. Alexander, Ms. Ayotte, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Baucus, Mr. Begich, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Bingaman, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Boozman, Mrs. Boxer, Mr. Brown of Massachusetts, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Mr. Burr, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Carper, Mr. Casey, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Coats, Mr. Coburn, Mr. Cochran, Ms. Collins, Mr. Conrad, Mr. Coons, Mr. Corker, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Crapo, Mr. DeMint, Mr. Enzi, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Franken, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Graham, Mr. Grassley, Mrs. Hagan, Mr. Harkin, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Heller, Mr. Hoeven, Mrs. Hutchison, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Inouye, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Johanns, Mr. Johnson of Wisconsin, Mr. Johnson of South Dakota, Mr. Kerry, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Kohl, Mr. Kyl, Ms. Landrieu, Mr. Lautenberg, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Lee, Mr. Levin, Mr. Lieberman, Mr. Lugar, Mr. Manchin, Mr. McCain, Mrs. McCaskill, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Merkley, Ms. Mikulski, Mr. Moran, Ms. Murkowski, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Nelson of Nebraska, Mr. Nelson of Florida, Mr. Paul, Mr. Portman, Mr. Pryor, Mr. Reed, Mr. Risch, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Sessions, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Shelby, Ms. Snowe, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Tester, Mr. Thune, Mr. Toomey, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. Udall of New Mexico, Mr. Vitter, Mr. Warner, Mr. Webb, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Wicker, and Mr. Wyden) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


RESOLUTION

Honoring the life and legacy of the Honorable Charles H. Percy, former Senator for the State of Illinois.

    Whereas the Honorable Charles H. Percy was born Sept 27, 1919, in Pensacola, Florida;

    Whereas in 1949, at the age of 29, the Honorable Charles H. Percy became President of Bell & Howell, the youngest person to head a major corporation at that time;

    Whereas the Honorable Charles H. Percy served in the United States Navy for 3 years during World War II, earning the rank of Lieutenant;

    Whereas the Honorable Charles H. Percy was elected to the United States Senate in 1966 and served the people of the State of Illinois with distinction for nearly 20 years;

    Whereas as a Senator, the Honorable Charles H. Percy implemented a system of consultation in the nomination process of Federal judges;

    Whereas in 1973, the Honorable Charles H. Percy sponsored legislation (Senate Resolution 105) which called for a special prosecutor to investigate the Watergate scandal;

    Whereas the Honorable Charles H. Percy founded and cochaired the Alliance to Save Energy, a nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency worldwide;

    Whereas the Honorable Charles H. Percy served as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 1981 through 1985;

    Whereas the Honorable Charles H. Percy served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Institute of International Education from 1985 until his death;

    Whereas the Honorable Charles H. Percy showed humility in his work and respect for the responsibilities of government during his years of service to the United States; and

    Whereas the Honorable Charles H. Percy passed away on September 17, 2011, and is survived by his wife Loraine Guyer, his children, Gail Percy, Mark Percy, Roger Percy, and Sharon Percy Rockefeller, wife of Senator Jay Rockefeller: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate—

(1) expresses profound sorrow at the death of the Honorable Charles H. Percy, former Senator for the State of Illinois;

(2) conveys the condolences of the Senate to the family of the Honorable Charles H. Percy;

(3) respectfully requests the Secretary of the Senate to transmit a copy of this resolution to the House of Representatives and the family of the Honorable Charles H. Percy; and

(4) requests that when the Senate adjourns today, it stand adjourned as a further mark of respect to the memory of the Honorable Charles H. Percy.


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