September 9, 2015 - Issue: Vol. 161, No. 129 — Daily Edition114th Congress (2015 - 2016) - 1st Session
HONORING THE LIFE OF JOHN CROSLAND, JR.; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 129
(Extensions of Remarks - September 09, 2015)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1241] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HONORING THE LIFE OF JOHN CROSLAND, JR. ______ HON. RICHARD HUDSON of north carolina in the house of representatives Wednesday, September 9, 2015 Mr. HUDSON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of John Crosland, Jr., who passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Mr. Crosland made a name for himself as a successful real estate developer, but more importantly for his philanthropic work in our community. In 1954, he joined his father at the John Crosland Company. He successfully navigated multiple housing crises through the decades while becoming a champion of affordable housing in the Charlotte area. Additionally, he was the founding chairman of Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte. Throughout his successful career, he always knew the importance of giving back and helping the local community. In 2012, Mr. Crosland gave $1.1 million for a new school in Charlotte, now named The John Crosland School, that specializes in assisting children with learning disabilities. His dedication to serving our community has made an everlasting impact on thousands of lives. He also served his country in the U.S. Army in Korea and Japan. I am grateful for his service to our country, our state, and to our local community. Mr. Speaker, please join me today in honoring the life of John Crosland, Jr., for his successful career and for his dedication to bettering the lives of so many North Carolinians. ____________________