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       A RESOLUTION adjourning the Senate in loving memory and honor of Charles J.

Kane.

       The most prominent glory of a country is in its great men. A nation's spirit and its

success will depend on its willingness to learn from their example. In life we shall find

many men that are great and some men that are good, but very few men that are both

great and good. Charles J. Kane was such a man.

       With deepest respect and admiration, we pay homage and tribute to Charles J. Kane,

and we pause in silent reverence for his soul.
       WHEREAS, Charles J. Kane, was born on January 2, 1920, a native of Louisville,

Jefferson County, Kentucky, and longtime resident of Nashville, Tennessee, and he

traversed these earthly bounds on February 25, 2002; and

       WHEREAS, Charles J. Kane was the loving son of the late John and Lillian Berger

Kane; he was the devoted husband of Rosemary Wilder Kane, he was the loving father of

two sons, Charles J. Kane, Jr. and Michael J. Kane, and he was the proud grandfather of

four grandchildren, Laura Lynn Standard, Mary Ladd Kane, Anne Stuart Kane, and

Edward Kane, and three great-grandchildren, Crawford Standard, Logan Standard, and

Jack Standard; and

       WHEREAS, Charles J. Kane graduated from the University of Louisville with a

degree in accounting, and he later graduated from Rutgers University's School of

Banking, Columbia University's Universal Banks Senior Management School, and the

Advanced Management Program at Harvard University, after which time in 1962, he

became vice president in charge of Louisville's Citizens Fidelity Bank and Trust

Company's commercial bank division, and in 1970, he was named president of the bank;

and in 1974, he was appointed senior member of the government relations legislative

council of the American Bankers Association, which serves as the association's liaison
with the federal government; and

       WHEREAS, while in Louisville, Charles J. Kane was an active and involved

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citizen, serving on the Louisville and Jefferson County Air Board and on the boards of

Children's Hospital, Louisville Theatrical Association, Catherine Spalding College, the

University of Louisville Associates, and the Kentucky Tennis Patrons Foundation; and

       WHEREAS, in 1975, Charles J. Kane was named president of Third National Bank

in Nashville, Tennessee, and through his vision and leadership abilities, he led the bank

through a reorganization and oversaw the acquisition of American National Corporation

of Chattanooga, then Tennessee's largest intrastate bank merger, and during his tenure, he

increased the bank holding company from $1.2 billion in assets in 1976 to $5 billion
when he helped negotiate the merger with Sun Trust in 1986, after which time he

remained on the board of Third National and Sun Trust until 1990; and

       WHEREAS, Charles J. Kane contributed countless hours of his time and efforts to

numerous charitable and civic organizations; he was a trustee of the Frist Foundation and

a member of the Associates Board of the Owen Graduate School of Management at

Vanderbilt University, he served on the board of trustees at Watkins Institute and the

executive committee of the Middle Tennessee Council, Boy Scouts of America; he was a

former president of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, and he also served on the

boards of the Nashville Symphony Association, Tennessee Repertory Theater, University

School of Nashville, Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University, St. Thomas Hospital,

Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Project PENCIL, Leadership Nashville, and the

advisory board of Inroads; and he also was chairman of the 1976 campaign to raise

$100,000 for a new track at Tennessee State University so members of the Tigerbelles

women's track team could practice to compete in the 1980 Olympics; and

       WHEREAS, Charles J. Kane was a man who brought to his community the

enthusiasm and optimism he displayed throughout his life; he was an inspiration to all the

lives he touched, and he will best be remembered for his character, mind, heart, and soul
that he brought to both his Kentucky and Tennessee communities; and

       WHEREAS, Charles J. Kane was a devout member of the Cathedral of the

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Incarnation where his funeral Mass was concelebrated on February 28, 2002, by Bishop

Edward Kmiec and Bishop James D. Niedergeses; and

       WHEREAS, the passing of Charles J. Kane has left a void that cannot be filled, and

he is mourned across the length and breadth of the Commonwealth;

       NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of

Kentucky:
       Section 1. The Senate does hereby express its profound sense of sorrow upon the
passing of Charles J. Kane, and extends to his family and many friends its most heartfelt

sympathy.

       Section 2.   When the Senate adjourns this day, it does so in loving memory and

honor of Charles J. Kane.

       Section 3.   The Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit copies of this

Resolution to Mrs. Rosemary Wilder Kane, 6 Northumberland, Nashville, Tennessee

37215 and to Mr. Charles J. Kane, Jr., 2nd Generation Capital, LLC, Suite 430, 618

Church Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37219.




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