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(J.R.H. 118)

Offered by: Representatives Nuovo of Middlebury and Ginevan of Middlebury.

Whereas, Stanton (Stan) S. Lazarus was a native and lifelong resident of Middlebury, and

Whereas, from early in life, his leadership potential was evident when he was selected Captain of the Middlebury High School Football Team, and

Whereas, after military service in World War II and graduation from Washington University, Stan Lazarus entered the family business, the Lazarus Department Store, with which he continued a nearly four-decade association until 1984, and

Whereas, he became interested in politics and successfully sought election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 1960 and again in 1962, and

Whereas, as a member of the House, Stan Lazarus served on the Highways and Bridges and the State Court and Expenses Committees, the latter of which he chaired during the 1963 session, and

Whereas, Governor Philip Hoff was so impressed with his diligence and dedication as a legislator that he appointed Stan Lazarus as his Executive Clerk, a position that he held with great distinction, and

Whereas, in his home town, he was an active member of many fraternal organizations and served on the Middlebury Planning Commission, and

Whereas, he will be remembered by his friends and colleagues as a compassionate and thoughtful person, now therefore be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives and Senate:

That the General Assembly mourns the passing of its former member, Stanton S. Lazarus, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to his brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Annette Lazarus of Middlebury.