(Extensions of Remarks - December 19, 1998)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E2355]
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                           HON. RALPH M. HALL

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                       Friday, December 18, 1998

  Mr. HALL. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to a dedicated 
civic servant and fine American--J.R. Montgomery of Tyler, Texas.
  Mr. Montgomery was born September 8, 1912, in Waco, to the late Mr. 
and Mrs. James Robert Montgomery. He graduated from Texas A 
University in 1933 with a degree in civil engineering and worked for 
Houston Lighting and Power Co. from 1933-1940. He then served in the 
Army during WWII as commander of the 269th Field Artillery. After the 
war, he worked for Humble Oil & Refining Co. (now Exxon USA), from 
1946-1974, in various engineering capacities in the Gulf Coast area, 
Refugio, Houston and Tyler.
  Mr. Montgomery retired in 1975 from Exxon as a senior supervising 
engineer. He served on the Tyler City Council for seven years and as 
mayor from 1987 to 1991. He was a member of the Cathedral of the 
Immaculate Conception and served on the board of East Texas Lighthouse 
for the Blind, United Fund, YMCA membership drives, Boy Scouts of 
America, Tyler Sister Cities, Friends of the Arts and Tyler Civic 
Theater. He was also a member of the National Society of Professional 
Engineers, a former vice-president of the Texas Society of Professional 
Engineers, Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME and American Society 
of Civil Engineers.
  Mr. J.R. Montgomery passed away on August 30, 1998. He is survived by 
his wife, Rosalis, two sons and one grandson. Mr. Speaker, as we 
adjourn today, let us do so in honor of and respect for this great 
American--the late J.R. Montgomery.