September 29, 2009 - Issue: Vol. 155, No. 138 — Daily Edition111th Congress (2009 - 2010) - 1st Session
RELATIVE TO THE DEATH OF FORMER SENATOR HENRY L. BELLMON; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 138
(Senate - September 29, 2009)
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[Page S9942] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] RELATIVE TO THE DEATH OF FORMER SENATOR HENRY L. BELLMON Mr. REID. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to S. Res. 293. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the resolution by title. The legislative clerk read as follows: A resolution (S. Res. 293) relative to the death of Henry Louis Bellmon, former United States Senator for the State of Oklahoma. There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the resolution. Mr. REID. I ask unanimous consent the resolution and preamble be agreed to en bloc, and the motions to reconsider be laid upon the table en bloc. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. The resolution (S. Res. 293) was agreed to. The preamble was agreed to. The resolution, with its preamble, reads as follows: S. Res. 293 Whereas Henry Bellmon served as a United States Marine from 1942-1946, where he served as a platoon tank commander in the Pacific theater, and was awarded the Legion of Merit for his service in Saipan and the Silver Star for bravery in action on Iwo Jima; Whereas Henry Bellmon served as a Major in the Marine Corps Reserve until 1954; Whereas Henry Bellmon served two non-consecutive terms as governor of the State of Oklahoma from 1963-1967, when he was elected as the state's first Republican governor, and from 1987-1991; and Whereas Henry Bellmon served the people of Oklahoma with distinction for 12 years in the United States Senate from 1969-1981; Resolved, That the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the death of the Honorable Henry Bellmon, former member of the United States Senate. Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate communicate these resolutions to the House of Representatives and transmit an enrolled copy thereof to the family of the deceased. Resolved, That when the Senate adjourns today, it stand adjourned as a further mark of respect to the memory of the Honorable Henry Bellmon. ____________________