NO. R-35. JOINT RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF NORMAN P. HARVEY.
Offered by: Representatives Flory of Pittsford and Wood of Brandon.
Whereas, Norman Harvey, for over half a century, was a traditional Vermont family dairy farmer who epitomized the very best in his vocational fraternity, and
Whereas, he assumed many important agricultural leadership positions, both in Vermont and on the national scene, and
Whereas, Norman P. Harvey was a dedicated public servant who worked for the best interests of every citizen, and
Whereas, he was a native of Rochester, and after graduation from his hometown high school, commenced an agricultural career on his family’s farm, and
Whereas, in 1967, Norman P. Harvey moved his family to a new farm in Florence that he eventually quadrupled in acreage and tripled in herd size, and
Whereas, Norman P. Harvey was a longstanding member of the Agrimark board of directors, and its predecessors, served as a treasurer of Agrimark, and from 1987 until 1992, very ably chaired the dairy cooperative’s board, and
Whereas, he simultaneously chaired the board of the federally-chartered, Springfield, Massachusetts Bank for cooperatives, and
Whereas, his interest in promoting farmer education and support services led to an active involvement with the University of Vermont Extension Service and the chairing of its advisory council, and
Whereas, beyond the agricultural arena, Norman P. Harvey was a publicly-spirited citizen who moderated Pittsford’s town meeting for 13 years, and served as chair of both the Pittsford School Board and the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union Board, and
Whereas, he was a deeply religious man who was a leader in the Pittsford Congregational Church, and
Whereas, for over half a century, Norman P. Harvey was married to Verna Harvey, and they were the parents of a daughter Janet, and two sons N. Kimber and Matthew, and the grandparents of a granddaughter, and
Whereas, Norman P. Harvey will be remembered for his distinguished service to the town of Florence, Vermont’s agriculture prosperity and to his church, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly extends its sympathies to the family of Norman P. Harvey on his passing, and be it further
Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Verna Harvey in Florence.