(Extensions of Remarks - April 26, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E565-E566]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []

                       DEATH OF EDWARD JAGNANDAN


                         HON. G.K. BUTTERFIELD

                           of north carolina

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, April 26, 2013

  Mr. BUTTERFIELD. Mr. Speaker, today it is with profound grief that I 
rise to commemorate the life of Edward R. Jagnandan, a great leader, 
public servant and personal friend who will be greatly missed in his 
community of Wilson, North Carolina, and throughout our great state.
  A righteous advocate of low-income families, senior citizens and the 
disabled, Mr. Jagnandan served dutifully as Wilson Housing Authority's 
chief executive director for 6 years. During the course of his 
illustrious tenure, I had the unique opportunity to watch Mr. Jagnandan 
successfully embark on building a brighter future for Wilson residents 
who rely on subsidized housing.
  Mr. Jagnandan's indelible contributions to Wilson include securing a 
competitive federal stimulus grant that awarded more than $7 million to 
build a new, energy-efficient 68-unit apartment complex serving low-
income residents. While championing the value of homeownership, Mr. 
Jadnandan spearheaded programs that would make owning a home affordable 
to even those with modest means.
  Though not a native of Wilson, his contributions to our community 
make Mr. Jagnandan a son of Wilson. As a member of the Wilson Rotary 
Club, Mr. Jagnandan regularly supported civic volunteer and fundraising 
initiatives and served as president of the Wilson chapter of the 
International Rotary Club.
  Ed Jagnandan was born in Guyana to Wilfred Jagnandan whose job as a 
Presbyterian Missionary brought his wife Helen and their children to 
the United States. After arriving as a teenager, Ed earned his Bachelor 
and Master of Business Administration degrees from Mississippi State 
  Mr. Speaker, as a devoted husband, father, brother, friend and public 
servant Ed Jagnandan's untimely passing will surely be felt by all of 
those whose lives he touched. He will forever be missed but never 
forgotten in the city of Wilson and across North Carolina.

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