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       A RESOLUTION adjourning the Senate in honor of John D. Harper upon the

occasion of his imminent retirement from public service.

       WHEREAS, it seems appropriate from time to time for this honorable body to

reflect upon the contributions of special Kentuckians, such as our colleague and friend,

John D. Harper, who has enriched the lives of so many people; and

       WHEREAS, when we reflect upon the contributions John D. Harper has tirelessly

given to the citizens of this great Commonwealth throughout his political career, we are

reminded that ethics and integrity have played a large part toward his achievement as an
outstanding legislator in representing the Forty-Ninth Legislative District, and as County

Judge/Executive of Bullitt County, upon whom his constituents could thoroughly depend;

and his accomplishments should serve as an example for those who succeed him; and

       WHEREAS, John D. Harper is a graduate of the University of Louisville and he

served his country with distinction in the United States Air Force; as a private

businessman, he has had a most diversified and fascinating life in the civil engineering

profession, and as an inventor, he holds 23 foreign and domestic patents; he has traveled

the world extensively, and his excellence as a creative photographer is illustrated in a

published book he authored; and his enthusiasm for small craft and seaworthy vessels led

him to become a licensed towboat operator and active in such organizations as the

Propeller Club, the Masters, Mates and Pilots Association, and the Inland Boatmen's

Union of SIU AFL-CIO; and

       WHEREAS, John D. Harper is the devoted husband of Mary Harper, and the loving

father of Alex Harper and the late Ian Harper; and he is the proud grandfather of a

grandson, Jared Harper; and

       WHEREAS, in grateful appreciation of his personal commitments and enduring

contributions to the citizens of his community and to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, he
is being specially recognized by his many friends on Saturday, April 18, 1998, at 10:00

a.m., at the St. Aloysius School in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, where he will be honored by

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     such dignitaries as Senator Mitch McConnell, Congressman Ron Lewis, Congressman

     Jim Bunning, and state and local officials;

            NOW, THEREFORE,

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

     Kentucky:
 1          Section 1.   This honorable body hails and commends John D. Harper upon his

 2   imminent retirement from public service. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated

 3   strong character and has proved to be an element of invincible strength to all the lives he
 4   has touched, and his many contributions to the citizens of this Commonwealth are beyond

 5   measure and will have lasting impact. We wish to him continued success in all future

 6   endeavors.

 7          Section 2.   When the Senate adjourns this day, it does so in honor of John D.

 8   Harper upon his imminent retirement from public service.

 9          Section 3.   The Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this

10   Resolution to the Honorable John D. Harper, Route 2, P.O. Box 336, Preston Highway,

11   Shepherdsville, Kentucky 40165.




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