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(J.R.H. 3)

Offered by: The entire membership of the House of Representatives.

Whereas, Peter Giuliani was born in Tuscany, Italy, but at the very young age of five he accompanied his parents across the Atlantic Ocean to his new home in Montpelier, and

Whereas, he proudly resided in Vermont's capital city for the remainder of his long and extraordinarily productive life, and

Whereas, as a studious and industrious individual, Peter Giuliani decided to read the law and was admitted to the Vermont Bar in 1928, and

Whereas, he honorably and ably served the citizens of Montpelier and Washington County as City Attorney, State's Attorney, and as a judge on the Montpelier Municipal Court, and

Whereas, from 1942 to 1944 he assisted his adopted country through service in the United States Marine Corps, and

Whereas, for over three decades Peter Giuliani was an attorney for the National Life Insurance Company, from which he retired as assistant general counsel, and

Whereas, beginning in 1965, the voters of Montpelier elected him to represent them in the House of Representatives, and he continued as a member of the legislature until 1984, and

Whereas, Peter Giuliani was instrumental in the enactment of many significant legislative measures, including the bills that created the Vermont Municipal Bond Bank, the Vermont Educational and Health Buildings Finance Agency, and the Vermont Housing Finance Agency, and

Whereas, he first chaired the Committee on Commerce and subsequently led the Ways and Means Committee, where he shouldered the burden of convincing the House that a state sales tax was a necessity, and

Whereas, his fellow legislators, regardless of their own political affiliations and philosophical perspectives, respected Peter Giuliani as an individual of the highest integrity, and

Whereas, this respect was demonstrated when his fellow legislators elected him to the University of Vermont's Board of Trustees, and

Whereas, his children, grandchildren, and many friends will miss his camaraderie, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its sincere condolences to the family of former Representative Peter Giuliani, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to his son Paul Giuliani.