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NO. R-25.  House concurrent resolution commemorating the opening of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas and thanking former President Clinton for his public service.

(H.C.R.10)

Offered by:  Representatives Obuchowski of Rockingham, Brooks of Montpelier and Partridge of Windham.

Whereas, in 1992, William Jefferson Clinton became the first Arkansas native to be elected President of the United States, and

Whereas, the Clinton presidency focused domestically on health and education issues and internationally on ensuring the survival of emerging democracies in the post-Cold War era and on human rights, and

Whereas, upon the conclusion of his administration, pursuant to the provisions of the Presidential Libraries Act (36 U.S.C. § 501 et seq.), a presidential library designed to serve as the permanent repository for the documentation of the Clinton presidency was constructed in the former president’s native state, and

Whereas, on November 18, 2004, former President Clinton, with former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter, and President George W. Bush in attendance, dedicated the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas which is located in a newly designed park along the bank of the Arkansas River, and

Whereas, the library and museum, paid for with private funds, under the control of the National Archives and Records Administration’s Office of Presidential Libraries, and

Whereas, the architecturally distinctive facility houses the largest collection of presidential papers and artifacts in U.S. history, and

Whereas, the park, which was formerly an old industrial site and is now beautifully landscaped, will serve as a destination for scholarship as it is the site of both the Clinton Presidential Library and of the University of Arkansas’s Clinton School of Public Service, and

Whereas, the museum’s exhibits portray the many aspects of the Clinton presidency, and

Whereas, with the passage of time, the historical perspective of the Clinton presidency has become increasingly positive, and now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly commemorates the opening of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum as a fitting recognition of former President Clinton’s accomplishments, and be it further

Resolved:  That the General Assembly thanks former President William Jefferson Clinton for his outstanding public service on behalf of the citizens of the United States, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to David Alsobrook, director of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, in Little Rock, Arkansas.



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The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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