(Extensions of Remarks - October 13, 2011)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1848]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                      A TRIBUTE TO SAMUEL DUNSTON


                          HON. EDOLPHUS TOWNS-

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 13, 2011

  Mr. TOWNS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute and to honor 
Samuel L. Dunston for his financial business that serves the greater 
Brooklyn community.
  Mr. Dunston has been working to improve worker benefits for the 
better of 40 years, and has lead an outstanding minority operated and 
owned businesses in New York. Mr. Dunston takes pride in knowing that 
he offers a highly regarded service to the residents of Brooklyn and 
has gained the esteemed support of many organizations in his career. 
Groups such as the Boys Scouts Council, numerous church councils & the 
Kiwanis Club are as eager for this counsel as are the boards of 
directors of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, for which he is chairman 
of the Women & Minority Business Development Committee, the Brooklyn 
District Attorney's Office, the Central Brooklyn Coordinating Council, 
the Brooklyn Hospital Community Advisory Board and New York City 
Technical College Small Business Advisory Council.
  Mr. Dunston works equally as comfortably with the neighborhood as he 
does with Corporate Leaders. He puts as much energy into protecting the 
family of a client who can only afford $4.00 a week for a Life 
Insurance policy as he does for an impressive list of companies on his 
clients' roster. Several companies he represents are Amalgamated Union, 
Bethel Baptist Church, and Social Concern Community Development Corp.
  In addition to his advocacy through his organization, Mr. Dunston 
sits on the boards of the Greater New York Chapter of the 100 Community 
Advisory Board; the CABS Nursing Home, the Brooklyn Sports Foundation, 
Brooklyn Hospital and the United States-New Independent States Chamber 
of Commerce. Mr. Dunston cherishes his family which consists of his own 
children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mr. Dunston and his 
wife, Pastor Patricia Dunston, are long time residents of Freeport, New 
  Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize Mr. Samuel Dunston for his 
financial services expertise and community partnerships he has built 
with Brooklyn and its residents.