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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent House Resolution

H.C.R.  42

House concurrent resolution in memory of Seward Weber

Offered by:  Representative Ancel of Calais

Whereas, the life of Seward Weber gave meaning to the phrase “a life well lived,” and

Whereas, Seward Weber, a native of New Haven, Connecticut, spent his personal and professional life improving the created and natural environments, and

Whereas, Seward graduated from Dartmouth College and earned a Master’s Degree in regional planning from the University of North Carolina, and

Whereas, after volunteering with rehabilitation efforts in post-World War II Germany, he returned to the United States where eventually his passion for the natural environment brought him to Vermont where he became the first director of the Vermont Natural Resources Council, and

Whereas, Seward served in that post with distinction and enthusiasm, and

Whereas, in 1982 Seward Weber won a Mellon Fellowship to the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, resulting in his 1984 appointment as executive director of the Mohunk  Preserve natural area in New Paltz, New York, and

Whereas, Seward retired in 1993 and, with his wife Susan, moved home to “Folly Farm,” their Calais homestead, and

Whereas, Seward Weber’s retirement years were anything but retiring, as he worked on Folly Farm, remained physically active, and served on the boards of many organizations, including the Vermont Land Trust, Audubon Vermont, the Vermont Alliance of Conservation Voters, and the Vermont Natural Resources Council, and

Whereas, Seward lived the environmental ethic and reminded the rest of us to do so with humor and persistence, and

Whereas, Seward Weber’s recent death concluded a warm and caring life with his wife, Susan, his daughter, Sarah and his son, Benjamin, four grandchildren, other family members and many, many friends – all of whom remember and celebrate his life, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives

That the General Assembly extends its condolences to the family of Seward Weber, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Susan Bartlett Weber of Calais.


Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont