Honoring Mr. Edward Northropby Representative Austin Scott
Posted on 2013-02-15
in the house of representatives
Friday, February 15, 2013
Mr. AUSTIN SCOTT of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I am honored today to
recognize a man who has served his country, created hundreds of new
jobs in my district and is a loyal father and husband of over 50 years.
I am proud to say he is one of my constituents and would like to thank
him for a lifetime of dedication and commitment to his country.
Edward D. Northrop, Jr., graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1962. He then served 20 years in the United States Army from 1962- 1982, graduating from both Airborne and Ranger schools. He served 2 tours in Vietnam in the 4th Infantry Division, serving for the Red Warriors, C Company and as HHQ Company Commander. During this time, he received many awards, including the Combat Infantry Badge, Silver Star and Army Commendation Medal for Heroism. Ed retired as a LTC in 1982.
Later that year, Ed became a Burger King Franchisee and currently owns six locations--four of which are in my district--employing 180 Georgians. Due to his commitment to excellence, Ed has achieved some of the highest volumes of any Burger King restaurateur in the Southeast. He also is committed to serving the franchisee community through his work with the National Franchisee Association, NFA. Through NFA, Ed has served as President of the New South Coalition of Burger King Franchisees, on the NFA Board of Directors and on NFA's Government Relations Committee for over sixteen years.
Ed is also very active in his local church and served on the vestry multiple years. He is also involved in local adopt a school programs as well as the Special Olympics program.
On behalf of Georgia's Eighth Congressional District, thank you, Ed, for your unwavering commitment to your country, your family and the NFA. We are proud to call you one of our own.