HONORING DR. J. KIRK SULLIVAN, OF IDAHO, FOR RECEIVING THE DISTINGUISHED EAGLE SCOUT AWARD
(Extensions of Remarks - November 03, 2005)

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[Congressional Record Volume 151, Number 144 (Thursday, November 3, 2005)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E2263]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




      HONORING DR. J. KIRK SULLIVAN, OF IDAHO, FOR RECEIVING THE 
                    DISTINGUISHED EAGLE SCOUT AWARD

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                        HON. MICHAEL K. SIMPSON

                                of idaho

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, November 3, 2005

  Mr. SIMPSON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to a unique 
individual in Idaho of high moral character and immense talent, J. Kirk 
Sullivan.
  J. Kirk Sullivan is widely known in Idaho as the current chairman of 
the Idaho Republican Party, but Dr. Sullivan is much more than that. He 
is a husband, father, grandfather, friend, engineer, entrepreneur, 
businessman, and most recently, he is the recipient of the highest 
award granted by the National Eagle Scout Association--the 
Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.
  As several of my colleagues know, the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award 
is a rare honor indeed, given only to those who have held the rank of 
Eagle Scout for 25 years or longer, have gained status of fame or 
eminence in their life work, and have shared their many talents with 
their communities on a voluntary basis. In each of these categories, 
Kirk not only meets the requirements, he far surpasses them.
  Kirk has participated in many organizations and boards, currently 
serving as the Ore-Ida Council Boy Scouts of America President, as a 
member of the Board of Trustees for the Public Employees Retirement 
System of Idaho, Board of Trustees for Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical 
Center, and as a member of the Idaho Governor's State Science and 
Technology Advisory Council.
  As mentioned earlier, Kirk is married to Elizabeth M. Sullivan, they 
have two children and three grandchildren. Originally from South 
Carolina, Kirk attended Clemson University where he earned a Ph.D. and 
M.S. in chemistry. He also attended the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology Program for senior executives. During college he was a 
member of U.S. Army Reserve.
  In his professional life, Kirk is a partner in Veritas Advisors, a 
philanthropic fundraising and political consulting firm. Kirk retired 
from the Boise Cascade Corporation in 1998 after 27 years with the 
company. He retired as vice president of Governmental and Environmental 
affairs. He also worked for the FMC Corporation for 13 years as an 
engineer, technical superintendent, and marketing manager.
  In reviewing the criteria for the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, I 
learned that only nominations of truly distinguished individuals, those 
receiving extraordinary recognition, fame, or eminence, are accepted. 
Previous award recipients include President Gerald Ford, Astronaut Neil 
Armstrong, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, retired General 
William Westmoreland, Senators Richard Lugar and Lamar Alexander, film 
director Steven Spielberg, and one of our former colleagues J. J. 
Pickle of Texas.
  This is a pretty impressive cast of characters with which Kirk's name 
will now be associated. He is deeply deserving of this honor and I want 
to take this opportunity to thank Kirk for his service to his 
community, the State of Idaho, and the United States of America. Kirk 
is a good citizen, a good friend, and a great model for us all.

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