RETIREMENT OF ANTHONY J. ZAGAMI; Congressional Record Vol. 152, No. 136
(Senate - December 27, 2006)

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 Mr. STEVENS. Mr. President, a well-respected public servant 
will soon retire after 40 years of outstanding service to our 
Government and the American people.
  Anthony J. ``Tony'' Zagami first came to Capitol Hill in 1965, at the 
age of 13, to serve as a page in the United States Senate. Several 
years later, Tony returned as an assistant to the Secretary of the 
Senate. I was the whip for the Republican party at the time, and in 
this capacity, it was my privilege to work closely with Tony and the 
Secretary. Tony also spent 9 years as the general counsel to the Joint 
Committee on Printing, which I was ranking member of from 1987 to 1992.
  Tony left the halls of Congress in 1990 to become general counsel at 
the U.S.

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Government Printing Office, and he has remained in this post for the 
past 16 years. Tony's legislative background has proven to be a 
tremendous asset during his tenure as general counsel. His leadership 
and vision have helped transform the GPO into a profitable, efficient, 
and thoroughly modern organization.
  In January, Tony will retire as the longest serving general counsel 
in the GPO's 145-year history. In honor of his many accomplishments, 
Tony has also been named the first general counsel emeritus of the GPO.
  On behalf of my colleagues in Congress, I thank Tony for his 
dedication and hard work over the years. We all wish Tony, his wife, 
and their three children the very best.
 Mr. SARBANES. Mr. President, as the 109th Congress comes to a 
close, I would like to recognize a longtime public servant and Maryland 
resident. Anthony J. ``Tony'' Zagami will soon retire as the general 
counsel of the U.S. Government Printing Office after more than 40 years 
of Federal service. I met Tony during my first term in the Senate while 
he was finishing law school and working as a young intern in the Senate 
Democratic Cloakroom. Tony went on to serve in a number of other 
positions here on Capitol Hill before leaving in 1990 to become the 
general counsel for the GPO.
  Tony Zagami began his Federal service as a page in the U.S. Senate 
during the 1960s and will end it as the longest serving general counsel 
in GPO history. Along the way, he also earned degrees from the 
University of Maryland School of Business and Public Administration and 
the George Mason University School of Law. Tony has earned the respect 
and admiration of many of us here in the Congress as well as his 
colleagues in other legislative branch agencies and the executive 
branch. I know that my colleagues here in the Senate would join me in 
wishing him all the best in health and happiness as he completes a very 
long and noteworthy career. In retirement, I'm sure that Tony will 
remain a very active citizen of Montgomery County, MD, where he resides 
with his wife, Erin, and three children.