(Extensions of Remarks - July 18, 2016)

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[Congressional Record Volume 162, Number 116 (Monday, July 18, 2016)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1151]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []



                     HON. EARL L. ``BUDDY'' CARTER

                               of georgia

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, July 18, 2016

  Mr. CARTER of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Miriam 
K. Center of Savannah, Georgia, for her 90th birthday on August 10th.
  At 90 years old, Ms. Center continues to be an impressive member and 
contributor to the coastal Georgia community.
  She graduated from Savannah High School in 1944 and promptly joined 
the Savannah volunteers to help American troops fighting in World War 
II. After the war, Miriam married Leo Center and helped him found a 
prominent, local Savannah business. Miriam and Leo had 3 sons together, 
Henry, Tony, and Scott.
  Since then, Miriam has been greatly involved in public service as she 
served as Chair of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Planning 
Commission, ran for election to the Georgia State Senate, and for 
Savannah Alderwoman. In 2000, she wrote a book entitled Scarlett O'Hara 
Can Go to Hell and produced the currently showing play, Johnny and Me, 
which chronicles her friendship with Savannah's Academy Award winning 
songwriter, Johnny Mercer. She is also a frequent guest writer to the 
Savannah Morning News.
  Miriam has traveled the world, visiting England, France, Spain, 
Greece, Israel, Russia, and much of North America.
  Ms. Center, I hope you have a happy 90th birthday.