A TRIBUTE TO WALTER J. ZABLE
(Extensions of Remarks - June 26, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1136]
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                      A TRIBUTE TO WALTER J. ZABLE

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                          HON. DARRELL E. ISSA

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, June 26, 2012

  Mr. ISSA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the life of Walter 
J. Zable upon his passing. Mr. Zable was a leader, job creator, and a 
great contributor to the San Diego community.
  In 1951, Mr. Zable formed the Cubic Corporation in Southern 
California. Today it employs over 8,000 people worldwide in the field 
of defense systems, mission support services and transportation systems 
for government and commercial customers. Mr. Zable served as the 
chairman, president, and CEO of the corporation for five decades.
  Prior to forming Cubic, Mr. Zable attended the College of William and 
Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia studying physics and mathematics while 
enjoying football. It is during this time that he married his beloved 
wife, Betty.
  Excelling in football, he played on scholarship at William and Mary 
and credited the sport to helping him get through the Great Depression. 
Mr. Zable later played professional football with the Richmond Arrows 
and the New York Giants. Multiple sports awards followed, including the 
1962 Sports Illustrated Silver Anniversary All-American Team. Today, 
the William and Mary football stadium bears the Zable name.
  Mr. Zable began putting his engineering skills to work in the early 
1940s in Southern California. His drive and determination led to the 
creation of Cubic Corporation. Regular growth has led the company to 
great success including worldwide offices and the public trading of its 
stock on the NYSE.
  Our military relies on the work of Cubic as a provider of realistic 
combat training systems, cyber technologies, asset tracking solutions, 
and defense electronics. Many of the world's public transportations 
systems rely on Cubic for collection systems and services.
  At the age of 97, Mr. Zable's passing marks a lifetime of great 
accomplishments. His legacy lives on in the continued achievement of 
the Cubic Corporation and his personal philanthropy. In 1971, he 
established the San Diego Chapter of the National Football Foundation 
and College Hall of Fame (NFFCHF). NFFCHF assists student athletes in 
achieving their full individual potential.
  Mr. Zable is an example of the American Dream fulfilled. Through hard 
work, dedication, and a deep sense of community, he lived a full and 
inspiring life. Today we remember his contributions to San Diego and 
our country.

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