Appreciating the Public Service of Paul Clymer, Pennsylvania State Representativeby Representative Michael G. Fitzpatrick
Posted on 2015-01-09
FITZPATRICK asked and was given permission to address the House
for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. FITZPATRICK. Mr. Speaker, last fall, after 34 years of
distinguished public service, Pennsylvania State representative Paul
Clymer from upper Bucks County announced his retirement. Throughout his
career, Representative Clymer has been a strong advocate on many issues
ranging from education to economic development.
An avid historian, Paul chaired the committee responsible for the renovation on the State capitol building. He took a personal interest in this project, working diligently to ensure the completed renovation would live up to President Theodore Roosevelt's declaration in 1906 when he called it, ``the handsomest building he ever saw.'' More than a century later, thanks in part to Paul's work, the building still strikes visitors with awe. Although he has many accomplishments to his name, it has been Representative Clymer's gentlemanly demeanor for which he was best known.
Paul was known in government as a man of conviction who would stand up for his principles, yet also able to listen to those who passionately opposed him. He has been a model public servant and a mentor to many, including to me, and I want to say, ``Well done, Paul, in your retirement.'' ____________________