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(J.R.H. 171)

Offered by: Representative Larrabee of Danville.

Whereas, it is with great pride and honor that the General Assembly recognizes the occasion of the 90th birthday on August 3, 1998 of a most distinguished Vermonter, Llewellyn Roberts of Danville, Vermont, and

Whereas, Llewellyn Roberts was born in Fair Haven, Vermont, on August 3, 1908 to Owen and Catherine Mary Roberts, who immigrated from Wales in 1907, as the third of their six children and their first born in the United States, and

Whereas, Llewellyn Roberts has been a lifelong Vermonter, who was educated at Fair Haven High School, received his bachelor's degree from Middlebury College and his master's degree from the University of Vermont; and who in turn has dedicated his professional career to educating others in this state as a teacher and principal in Danby, as a principal in Wallingford, and for 35 years as superintendent of schools for the Caledonia Central Supervisory Union, and

Whereas, Llewellyn Roberts has served his community in many other ways, including service as Danville Town Lister, Deacon of the Danville Congregational Church, member of the Masonic Order, and in many state and local educational societies, and

Whereas, Llewellyn Roberts has a fine, strong, and devoted family which has included marriage to Louise Pierce of Castleton, who passed away in 1944; marriage to Barbara Hamilton of Danville in 1951; six children, Priscilla Carpenter, Prudence Westerberg, Polly Rowland, John Roberts, Judith Roberts, and Jeanne Adams; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly of the State of Vermont congratulate Llewellyn Roberts on his upcoming 90th birthday and, on behalf of the people of Vermont, thank him for his lifetime of service to the people of the state and his devotion to the education of Vermonters and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Llewellyn Roberts.