June 18, 1996 - Issue: Vol. 142, No. 90 — Daily Edition104th Congress (1995 - 1996) - 2nd Session
ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS; Congressional Record Vol. 142, No. 90
(Senate - June 18, 1996)
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[Pages S6412-S6413] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS ______ TRIBUTE TO DANIEL HEALY AS HE CELEBRATES HIS 50TH YEAR IN THE NEW HAMPSHIRE LEGISLATURE
Mr. SMITH. Mr. President, I rise today to pay tribute to Daniel Healy as he celebrates the completion of 50 years as a New Hampshire State lawmaker. Dan Healy is the longest serving State legislator in the history of [[Page S6413]] New Hampshire and the United States. I commend him and thank him for his long career of service to the Granite State. Representative Healy, a Democrat from Manchester, currently holds the honorary title of Dean of the House. Mr. Healy is the longest serving State legislator in the history of New Hampshire and the United States. First elected in 1944, he is the only person in the state's history to be elected 25 times to the New Hampshire House. Dan is the son of an Irish immigrant, attended Georgetown School of Law and began his career as a lawyer. He has seen the terms of 11 Presidents as well as 12 New Hampshire Governors. In addition, he was a delegate to the 1938, 1964, and 1974 constitutional conventions. He has seen the beginning and the end of the cold war in office. Daniel was serving the city of Manchester as it celebrated its 100th anniversary, and he is still serving as the city celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. Secretary of State Bill Gardener says of the 88-year-old Healy that it is his ``conservative nature and Yankee sensibility'' that brought him success and longevity. Daniel Healy's career bears the marks of dignity and distinction from its earliest days. He epitomizes the concept of public servant, faithfully representing his constituents for the past 50 years. Their confidence in him is apparent as he completes his 25th consecutive term in office. As he has been in ill health, the 50th anniversary celebration marks his first visit to the State House this year. His record of public service to the State of New Hampshire is outstanding, having devoted his life to serving the Granite State. The public trust has been and continues to be safe in the hands of Dan Healy. I commend Dan Healy for his long career of excellence in public office. He is a New Hampshire institution and I would like to take this opportunity to wish him well. I hope that New Hampshire may continue to be blessed by his faithful leadership and dedication. ____________________