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RESOLUTION AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

JOINT CONCURRENT HOUSE RESOLUTION

State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent House Resolution


H.C.R. 197

House concurrent resolution congratulating Edward Koren of Brookfield as the recipient of the 2007 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts

Offered by:  Representatives French of Randolph, Hutchinson of Randolph,

Botzow of Pownal, Ancel of Calais, Bissonnette of Winooski, Bray of New Haven, Cheney of Norwich, Clarkson of Woodstock, Clerkin of Hartford, Consejo of Sheldon, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Corcoran of Bennington, Deen of Westminster, Dostis of Waterbury, Emmons of Springfield, Evans of Essex, Fallar of Tinmouth, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City, Frank of Underhill, Gervais of Enosburg, Gilbert of Fairfax, Grad of Moretown, Haas of Rochester, Head of S. Burlington, Heath of Westford, Hosford of Waitsfield, Howrigan of Fairfield, Jerman of Essex, Jewett of Ripton, Keogh of Burlington, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Larrabee of Danville, Lenes of Shelburne, Leriche of Hardwick, Lippert of Hinesburg, Livingston of Manchester, Lorber of Burlington, Maier of Middlebury, Manwaring of Wilmington, Marcotte of Coventry, Marek of Newfane, Martin of Wolcott, Masland of Thetford, McCormack of Rutland City, Milkey of Brattleboro, Miller of Shaftsbury, Mitchell of Barnard, Monti of Barre City, Mook of Bennington, Moran of Wardsboro, Nease of Johnson, Nuovo of Middlebury, Obuchowski of Rockingham, Ojibway of Hartford, Orr of Charlotte, Partridge of Windham, Pellett of Chester, Peltz of Woodbury, Potter of Clarendon, Pugh of S. Burlington, Sharpe of Bristol, Smith of Morristown, Spengler of Colchester, Stevens of Shoreham, Sweaney of Windsor, Symington of Jericho, Trombley of Grand Isle, Winters of Williamstown and Zenie of Colchester

Offered by:  Senator MacDonald

Whereas, cartooning is a form of expression through which an artist comments on many aspects of society, often employing humorous drawings and text to satirize societal foibles, and

Whereas, an undeniable laureate among The New Yorker magazine’s famous cartoon contributors is Edward (Ed) Koren, who has penned nearly 1,000 cartoons for its erudite readership that ponder life both in Vermont and elsewhere, and

Whereas, in preparation for his career as a cartoonist, Ed Koren graduated from Columbia College, earned a master’s degree in fine arts from Pratt Institute, and studied in Paris under the tutelage of the artist, S.W. Hayter, and

Whereas, Ed Koren wisely abandoned the urban bustle of New York City for the friendly environs of Brookfield where he has resided for several decades, and he has served as a member of the fire department, rising to the rank of captain, and

Whereas, a diverse list of serial publications, in addition to The New Yorker, has enlivened its pages with his illustrative masterpieces, including the Boston Globe, Esquire, Fortune, GQ, The Nation, The New York Times, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Time, Vanity Fair, and Vogue, and

Whereas, Ed Koren has illustrated many books, including Delia Ephron’s “How to Eat Like a Child,” Peter Mayle’s “A Dog’s Life,” and George Plimpton’s “Pet Peeves”; and two children’s books that he wrote, “Very Hairy Harry” and “Behind the Wheel”; and six volumes of his The New Yorker cartoons have been published, and

Whereas, museums, including those at Harvard University, Princeton University, and the Rhode Island School of Design, own etchings from the pen of Ed Koren, and he has taught at Brown University, and

Whereas, Ed Koren’s cartoons adorn many Vermonters’ homes or businesses largely due to his extraordinary generosity in contributing his cartoons to community and charitable fundraisers, and

Whereas, on October 27, 2007, at a State House ceremony, and in the presence of many of his Vermont neighbors, Ed Koren became the first cartoonist to be presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Edward Koren of Brookfield as the recipient of the 2007 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Ed Koren in Brookfield.

 

 

H.C.R. 197

House concurrent resolution congratulating Edward Koren of Brookfield as the recipient of the 2007 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts

Offered by:  Representatives French of Randolph, Hutchinson of Randolph,

Botzow of Pownal, Ancel of Calais, Bissonnette of Winooski, Bray of New Haven, Cheney of Norwich, Clarkson of Woodstock, Clerkin of Hartford, Consejo of Sheldon, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Corcoran of Bennington, Deen of Westminster, Dostis of Waterbury, Emmons of Springfield, Evans of Essex, Fallar of Tinmouth, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City, Frank of Underhill, Gervais of Enosburg, Gilbert of Fairfax, Grad of Moretown, Haas of Rochester, Head of S. Burlington, Heath of Westford, Hosford of Waitsfield, Howrigan of Fairfield, Jerman of Essex, Jewett of Ripton, Keogh of Burlington, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Larrabee of Danville, Lenes of Shelburne, Leriche of Hardwick, Lippert of Hinesburg, Livingston of Manchester, Lorber of Burlington, Maier of Middlebury, Manwaring of Wilmington, Marcotte of Coventry, Marek of Newfane, Martin of Wolcott, Masland of Thetford, McCormack of Rutland City, Milkey of Brattleboro, Miller of Shaftsbury, Mitchell of Barnard, Monti of Barre City, Mook of Bennington, Moran of Wardsboro, Nease of Johnson, Nuovo of Middlebury, Obuchowski of Rockingham, Ojibway of Hartford, Orr of Charlotte, Partridge of Windham, Pellett of Chester, Peltz of Woodbury, Potter of Clarendon, Pugh of S. Burlington, Sharpe of Bristol, Smith of Morristown, Spengler of Colchester, Stevens of Shoreham, Sweaney of Windsor, Symington of Jericho, Trombley of Grand Isle, Winters of Williamstown and Zenie of Colchester

Offered by:  Senator MacDonald

Whereas, cartooning is a form of expression through which an artist comments on many aspects of society, often employing humorous drawings and text to satirize societal foibles, and

Whereas, an undeniable laureate among The New Yorker magazine’s famous cartoon contributors is Edward (Ed) Koren, who has penned nearly 1,000 cartoons for its erudite readership that ponder life both in Vermont and elsewhere, and

Whereas, in preparation for his career as a cartoonist, Ed Koren graduated from Columbia College, earned a master’s degree in fine arts from Pratt Institute, and studied in Paris under the tutelage of the artist, S.W. Hayter, and

Whereas, Ed Koren wisely abandoned the urban bustle of New York City for the friendly environs of Brookfield where he has resided for several decades, and he has served as a member of the fire department, rising to the rank of captain, and

Whereas, a diverse list of serial publications, in addition to The New Yorker, has enlivened its pages with his illustrative masterpieces, including the Boston Globe, Esquire, Fortune, GQ, The Nation, The New York Times, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Time, Vanity Fair, and Vogue, and

Whereas, Ed Koren has illustrated many books, including Delia Ephron’s “How to Eat Like a Child,” Peter Mayle’s “A Dog’s Life,” and George Plimpton’s “Pet Peeves”; and two children’s books that he wrote, “Very Hairy Harry” and “Behind the Wheel”; and six volumes of his The New Yorker cartoons have been published, and

Whereas, museums, including those at Harvard University, Princeton University, and the Rhode Island School of Design, own etchings from the pen of Ed Koren, and he has taught at Brown University, and

Whereas, Ed Koren’s cartoons adorn many Vermonters’ homes or businesses largely due to his extraordinary generosity in contributing his cartoons to community and charitable fundraisers, and

Whereas, on October 27, 2007, at a State House ceremony, and in the presence of many of his Vermont neighbors, Ed Koren became the first cartoonist to be presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Edward Koren of Brookfield as the recipient of the 2007 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Ed Koren in Brookfield.

 

 

H.C.R. 198

House concurrent resolution in memory of Representative Cola Hudson, the dean of the House of Representatives

Offered by:  All members of the House of Representatives

Offered by:  All members of the Senate

Whereas, Representative Cola Hudson’s house district encompassed his hometown of Lyndon and the adjoining communities of Burke and Sutton, and

Whereas, regardless of the specific towns he represented, Representative Cola Hudson was truly the member from the Kingdom, and took a keen interest and pride in advocating on behalf of the citizens who reside in the rural communities located in the northeastern corner of Vermont, and

Whereas, throughout his 81 years, Cola Hudson resided on his family’s farm in Lyndon and was deeply connected to the land that his family had farmed for generations, and

Whereas, Cola Hudson graduated from Lyndon Institute in 1944, and he later actively served for many years on the independent school’s board of trustees and the board’s executive committee, and

Whereas, aside from farming, Cola Hudson was employed at the Lyndon Elementary School as a custodian, and

Whereas, seeking to broaden his horizons, Cola Hudson enrolled in courses at Lyndon State College where he studied with history professor and veteran northeast kingdom legislator, Graham Newell, who inspired the Lyndon resident to stand for election to the house in 1972, and

Whereas, in January 1973, Cola Hudson proudly took the two state representatives’ oaths of office for the first of an eventual 18 times, and

Whereas, during his 35-year career in the house, Representative Cola Hudson served primarily on the committee on government operations, which he chaired twice from 1981 to 1984 and again from 2001 to 2005, and he also sat on the committee on municipal corporations and elections during the 1987 and 1989 bienniums, and

Whereas, as a member of the committee on government operations, he was a leading protector of the Northeast Kingdom’s legislative seats during several rounds of legislative reapportionment, and, among other accomplishments, played a leading role in the establishment of the Vermont Film Commission, and

Whereas, Representative Hudson would carefully listen to house floor debates, and then, shortly before a vote, offer pithy and pointed remarks on the matter at hand that made it abundantly clear to all where this Vermonter stood on the issue, and

Whereas, his legislative colleagues’ great respect for Representative Cola Hudson was demonstrated in their electing him to the board of trustees of state colleges, and

Whereas, Representative Hudson had been a master of the West Burke Grange, belonged to Farm Bureau, served as a deacon of the Lyndon Center Baptist Church, and was a loyal member of the Republican Party, serving on the party’s Lyndon town and Caledonia County committees and as a delegate to the Republican National Convention, and

Whereas, on Sunday, January 20, 2008, an era in the history of the Vermont General Assembly came to a conclusion when the dean of the house, Representative Cola Hudson, the member from Lyndon who loved the institution of the house with all his heart and soul, died, and

Whereas, his voice will be absent, but hardly forgotten, in future house debates, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly is deeply saddened at the passing of the dean of the House and expresses its sincere condolences to the family and many friends of Representative Cola Hudson, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to his cousin, Larry Ruggles of Barnet, to the Lyndon Institute, to the Lyndon Town School, and to the Lyndon town clerk.

 

 



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