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Record #: R2013-377   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 4/10/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 4/10/2013
Title: Tribute to late Honorable George Miller Burditt, Jr.
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M.
Attachments: 1. R2013-377.pdf
RESOLUTION


WHEREAS, The Honorable George Miller Burditt, Jr., has been called to eternal life by the wisdom of God at the age of ninety; and

WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council has been informed of his passing by Alderman Edward M. Burke; and

WHEREAS, A native of Chicago, the Honorable George Miller Burditt, Jr., was the devoted husband of Mary Jayne and the late Barbara; and

WHEREAS, The Honorable George Miller Burditt, Jr., was the much-adored father of George III, Barbara, Betsey and Deborah, the grandfather of eleven and the great-grandfather of six to whom he imparted many of the fine and noble qualities that he possessed in abundance; and

WHEREAS, The Honorable George Miller Burditt, Jr., earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard University and served during World War II in the United States Army Air Forces; and

WHEREAS, The Honorable George Miller Burditt, Jr., worked for Swift & Company and in 1969 founded the law firm of Burditt 85 Calkins; and

WHEREAS, Beginning in the mid-1960s, the Honorable George Miller Burditt, Jr., began serving the first of four terms as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives; and

WHEREAS, The Honorable George Miller Burditt, Jr., rose to become Assistant Majority Leader and revolutionized food and drug laws as a legislator; and

WHEREAS, The Honorable George Miller Burditt, Jr., taught law at Northwestern University from 1967 to 1997; and

WHEREAS, The hard work, sacrifice and dedication of the Honorable George Miller Burditt, Jr., serve as an example to all; and

WHEREAS, The Honorable George Miller Burditt, Jr., was an individual of great integrity and accomplishment who will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by his many relatives, friends and admirers; and

WHEREAS, To his beloved family, the Honorable George Miller Burditt, Jr., imparts a legacy of faithfulness, service and dignity; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and the members of the Chicago City Council, assembled this t...

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