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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent House Resolution

H.C.R. 229

 House concurrent resolution in memory of former Representative Peter Martin of St. Albans Town

Offered by:  Representatives Howrigan of Fairfield, Allard of St. Albans Town, Branagan of Georgia, Consejo of Sheldon, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City, Gervais of Enosburg, Gilbert of Fairfax, Keenan of St. Albans City, LaVoie of Swanton, McAllister of Highgate and Perry of Richford

Whereas, Peter Martin served his town, state, and nation in many roles and was an active leader in many civic and fraternal organizations, and

Whereas, he was employed for many years at Union Carbide, rising from a millwright’s to a supervisor’s position, and becoming a member of the Society of Engineers, and

Whereas, Peter Martin served in the U.S. Army and the Vermont National Guard and was a veteran of the Korean War, and

Whereas, his roles in the town of St. Albans included service on the selectboard, as that panel’s chair, and as a justice of the peace, and

Whereas, planning issues were of great importance to him, and Peter Martin had been a member of the St. Albans town planning commission, the development review board, and the northeast regional planning commission, and

Whereas, Peter Martin’s related interests in the economic development and infrastructure of the state’s far northwestern corner led to his service on the Franklin County development corporation’s board of directors and on the Missisquoi Bay bridge commission throughout the commission’s successful effort to oversee the construction of a new span between Rouses Point, New York, and Alburgh, and

Whereas, he sought to provide area residents a facility for downhill skiing, and he led the initiative to clear brush and debris, install a lift and lights, and form a ski patrol at the Hard’ack recreation area, and

Whereas, with all his community and regional experience in the public sector, Peter Martin was an ideal candidate to serve in the House of Representatives, in which he represented St. Albans Town for two terms, from 1991 to 1994, and served on the committee on institutions, and

Whereas, although former Representative Peter Martin paid special attention to local issues, especially those pertaining to highways and recreational facilities, he will perhaps be best remembered for his diligent work on the legislature’s department of corrections medical and mental health study committee and as a member of the rest area task force, and

Whereas, he was a longtime leader in the Boy Scouts both locally and as a regional councilor of the Long Trail Council, and

Whereas, former Representative Peter Martin died at the age of 79 on January 19, 2008, and his survivors include his wife, Lorraine, of nearly 60 years, his sons, Peter and Gregory, and grandson Jacob, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its sympathies to the family of former Representative Peter Martin, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Lorraine Martin in St. Albans.


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The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont