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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 559
Offered January 8, 2003
Prefiled December 20, 2002
Celebrating the life and contributions of Delegate Carrington Williams.
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Patrons-- Parrish, Abbitt, Albo, Alexander, Almand, Amundson, Armstrong, Athey, Barlow, Baskerville, Bell, Black, Bland, Bloxom, Bolvin, Brink, Broman, Bryant, Byron, Callahan, Carrico, Christian, Cline, Cole, Cosgrove, Councill, Cox, Crittenden, Darner, Devolites, Dillard, Drake, Dudley, Gear, Griffith, Hall, Hamilton, Hargrove, Hogan, Howell, Hugo, Hull, Hurt, Ingram, Janis, Joannou, Johnson, Jones, D.C., Jones, S.C., Keister, Kilgore, Landes, Lingamfelter, Louderback, Marrs, Marshall, D.W., Marshall, R.G., May, McDonnell, McDougle, McQuigg, Melvin, Miles, Moran, Nixon, Nutter, O'Bannon, Oder, Orrock, Petersen, Phillips, Plum, Pollard, Purkey, Putney, Rapp, Reese, Reid, Rollison, Rust, Saxman, Scott, Sears, Sherwood, Shuler, Spruill, Stump, Suit, Tata, Thomas, Van Landingham, Van Yahres, Wardrup, Ware, Watts, Weatherholtz, Welch, Woodrum and Wright; Senators: Blevins, Bolling, Byrne, Chichester, Colgan, Cuccinelli, Deeds, Edwards, Hanger, Hawkins, Howell, Lambert, Lucas, Marsh, Martin, Maxwell, Miller, Y.B., Mims, Newman, Norment, O'Brien, Potts, Puller, Quayle, Rerras, Ruff, Saslaw, Stolle, Stosch, Ticer, Trumbo, Wagner, Wampler, Watkins, Whipple and Williams
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WHEREAS, Carrington Williams, a prominent member of the House of Delegates during the 1960s and 1970s, died on August 3, 2002; and

WHEREAS, Carrington Williams was born in Brookneal on June 21, 1919, and was educated at The Johns Hopkins University and earned his law degree at the University of Virginia Law School in 1942; and

WHEREAS, Carrington Williams served his country during World War II in the Pacific Theatre where he rose to the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army Air Force; and

WHEREAS, Carrington Williams devoted his entire adult life to the practice of law and to the service of the people of Northern Virginia and the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, Carrington Williams engaged in the practice of law in the Commonwealth for more than one-half of a century; and

WHEREAS, Carrington Williams was elected to the House of Delegates in 1966 and served two terms and was elected again in 1972 and served three terms; and

WHEREAS, Carrington Williams was a tax attorney and served on the House Committees on Finance, Privileges and Elections, and Nominations and Confirmations, as well as serving as Chairman of the Revenue Resources Commission; and

WHEREAS, Carrington Williams was a visionary leader in Northern Virginia's efforts to create regional approaches to its traffic and congestion problems; and

WHEREAS, Carrington Williams highlighted to the region the importance of using Dulles Airport as a resource to the Northern Virginia region, which subsequently helped attract the high tech firms that have made Northern Virginia become the economic engine of the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, Carrington Williams not only wanted the Commonwealth to grow and prosper but also worked to preserve its rich heritage by serving as Chairman of the Civil War Preservation Trust, which endeavored to preserve battlefields in the Shenandoah Valley; and

WHEREAS, Carrington Williams embodied a vision for Virginia that celebrated its past yet saw how Virginia could move forward in the future; and

WHEREAS, with vision, integrity, energy and diplomatic skills Carrington Williams made significant and long-lasting contributions to this Commonwealth and its citizens; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the passing of an exceptional Virginian, Delegate Carrington Williams; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Carrington Williams as an expression of the high regard in which his memory is held by the members of the General Assembly and the citizens of the Commonwealth.


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