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]
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                          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 
  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 
  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 
  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.