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    Honoring the Life of Jack Connell

    by Former Representative John Barrow

    Posted on 2013-03-15

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    BARROW of Georgia asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. BARROW of Georgia. Madam Speaker, it's with great sadness that I rise to honor the life of Jack Connell, who passed away last month at the age of 93.

    [[Page H1434]] For 34 years, Jack Connell represented Augusta, Georgia, as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives. For 26 of those years, Jack had the distinction of serving as the speaker pro tempore of the Georgia House. A representative of the Greatest Generation, Jack served in the Army Air Force as a bombardier navigator during World War II. He then worked as a traveling salesman, went on to own several businesses, and began a long career of public service.

    Someone once said that it's easier to fight for your country than it is to live for your country. Jack Connell did both, for which we can all be grateful.


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