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NO. R-12. JOINT RESOLUTION in memory of Edward E. Horton, Jr.

(J.R.H. 6)

Offered by: Representatives Kirker of Essex and Stevens of Essex.

Whereas, Edward E. Horton, Jr., a native of Burlington, graduated from St. Michael's College, and subsequently served his alma mater as an Associate Trustee, and

Whereas, after college graduation, he was a member of the U.S. Air Force and the Vermont Air National Guard, from which he retired with the rank of captain, and

Whereas, during a 35-year tenure at IBM, Edward E. Horton, Jr. held important administrative positions, including personnel manager at the Essex Junction facility, and concluded his career as a senior community and government relations manager, and

Whereas, he devoted his considerable talent and energy to the problems of public safety, serving both on the Governor's Emergency Response Commission, and as chair of the ad hoc committee that audited Vermont's hazardous waste emergency response capacity, and

Whereas, Edward E. Horton's special commitment to fostering education improvement partnerships between the state and business community was recognized by both the Champlain Valley Regional and the Vermont Chambers of Commerce, and

Whereas, he was a leader in many service organizations, including the Boy Scouts, Vermont Catholic Charities, the former Fanny Allen Hospital, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, and the YMCA, in addition to his role as a member of the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, and

Whereas, while many of his activities were either with regional or statewide organizations and institutions, Edward E. Horton, Jr. was active in Essex Junction's civic affairs having been a member of the Essex Economic Development Commission and the Essex Economic Development Network, and, after his retirement from IBM, chairing the 1996 effort to persuade his former employer to expand its Essex Junction plant, and

Whereas, he was married for 45 years to Nancy Horton, and was the father of a son, Edward III, and four daughters, Kathleen, Carolyn, Mary and Sharon, and the grandfather of five grandchildren, and

Whereas, Edward E. Horton willingly devoted much time and diligent effort to improving the quality of life in his state and community, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its sympathy to the family of Edward E. Horton, Jr. on his passing, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Nancy Horton in Essex Junction.