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  • In Honor of Mr. Larry Horton’s Retirement

    by Representative Doris O. Matsui

    Posted on 2013-12-11

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    MATSUI of california in the house of representatives Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Ms. MATSUI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition of Larry Horton, Senior Associate Vice President and Director of Government and Community Relations at Stanford University, as he celebrates his retirement from a long and distinguished career. I ask my colleagues to join me in honoring this individual who has contributed so much to Stanford University.

    Mr. Horton joined Stanford University in 1970, and has served in a number of positions including Assistant and Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Associate Director of Government Relations, and Associate Vice President for Public Affairs. In addition, from 1976 to 1977, he participated in the President's Executive Exchange Program in Washington, where he served as an assistant to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. His achievements at Stanford include the 2000 Community Plan/General Use Permit, the Mayfield Development Agreement and the conclusion of the Trails Agreement with Santa Clara County.

    A true Cardinal, Mr. Horton earned both his B.A. in political science, and his M.A. in history, from Stanford. Following graduation, he served our country in the U.S. Army, with two years in Western Europe during the Vietnam War era. Through his years at Stanford, he has seen history unfold on the campus, and helped to shape Stanford's policies in areas vital to the University's success, including housing for women and minorities, federal patent legislation, federal research- funding policy, federal immigration and national security issues, and significantly, land use issues.

    At Stanford's 2013 commencement, Mr. Horton was honored with the Kenneth M. Cuthbertson Award For Exceptional Service to Stanford University. This award was truly deserved, and Mr. Horton will leave Stanford University for the better from his 54 years of service to the school. Following his retirement, Larry will certainly maintain a busy schedule pursuing his passions of opera and theater, golf, travel, and enjoying a good book.

    Mr. Speaker, I am honored to recognize the numerous contributions made by Mr. Larry Horton during his tenure at Stanford University. As Mr. Horton, family, friends, and colleagues celebrate his retirement, I ask my colleagues to join me in thanking and recognizing him for his many years of service.


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