Download this document in MS Word 97 format

NO. R-199. JOINT RESOLUTION in memory of former Representative Thomas A. Neiman of Georgia.

(J.R.H. 141)

Offered by: Representative Rosenquist of Georgia.

Whereas, Thomas A. Neiman was a dedicated public servant in both military and civilian life, and

Whereas, after attending St. Michael's College, he entered the U. S. Air Force and gallantly flew tanker refueling planes in Vietnam, a tricky piloting responsibility in the best of circumstances, and an even more dangerous assignment in a war zone, and

Whereas, upon successfully completing his military service, Thomas A. Neiman returned to the Green Mountain State and settled with his wife in the Franklin County community of Georgia, and

Whereas, he then commenced a decade-long tenure as a water fluoridation officer at the Vermont Department of Health, and

Whereas, fascinated by the intricacies and technicalities of mechanical processes, Thomas A. Neiman qualified as a patent agent authorized to represent inventors seeking patents from the U. S. Patent Office, and

Whereas, while guiding inventors through the patent process, he developed an interest in community affairs, and he served for a decade on the Franklin County Regional Planning Commission, and

Whereas, Thomas A. Neiman was equally attentive to local and state level issues, winning two consecutive terms on the Georgia Selectboard and, ultimately, a seat in the Vermont House of Representatives, and

Whereas, he quickly earned the reputation as a conscientious and attentive legislator, and

Whereas, the members of the General Assembly, and the citizens of Georgia, were saddened to learn of his unexpected death, and

Whereas, Thomas A. Neiman will be missed by his legislative colleagues, family, and many friends, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its profound sympathy to his wife Dina Neiman and his two children Lara and Joshua, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Dina Neiman in Georgia.