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NO. R-264. JOINT RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF FORMER REPRESENTATIVE JAMES DALTON ANDREWS OF VERSHIRE.

(J.R.H. 208)

Offered by: Representatives Milne of Washington and Poirier of Barre City.

Whereas, James Dalton Andrews, although a Texas native, resided for many years in Vermont, and

Whereas, following honorable World War II service in the Merchant Marines, based in the western Pacific, and later in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, he decided to settle in the town of Vershire, and

Whereas, on moving to Vermont, James Dalton Andrews initially worked as a real estate broker, electrician and refrigeration engineer, and

Whereas, in 1960, he successfully stood for election to the House of Representatives, representing his adopted hometown of Vershire, and

Whereas, after serving a term in the General Assembly, James Dalton Andrews decided to devote his time and energy to his career as a real estate broker, and

Whereas, in 1965, he relocated to Barre City where he remained for over 30 years, and

Whereas, James Dalton Andrews was an active and highly respected member of the real estate brokerage profession, having served as President of the Vermont Board of Realtors and establishing the Central Vermont Multiple Listing Service, and

Whereas, he was an active member of several fraternal organizations, including the American Legion, the Elks, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Freemasons in which he held a 32nd degree rank, and

Whereas, he will be missed by his widow Ellen, stepdaughters Cindy and Wendy, stepson Rick, five grandsons and many friends in the Barre area, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly expresses sincere condolences to the family of former Representative James Dalton Andrews, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Ellen Andrews in Barre City.