RELATIVE TO THE DEATH OF FORMER SENATOR HENRY L. BELLMON; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 138
(Senate - September 29, 2009)

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        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.

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