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Record #: R2018-688   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 6/27/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 6/27/2018
Title: Tribute to late Honorable George N. Leighton
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Burke, Edward M., Austin, Carrie M., Sawyer, Roderick T.
Attachments: 1. R2018-688.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR

June 27, 2018










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Burke, Austin and Sawyer, a resolution concerning the life and memory of George Leighton.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor


Very truly yours,

resolution
adopud by Tlie Gity Gouncil ofthe Qity of Gkicago, Illinois

Aldermen Edward M. Burke, Carrie M. Austin, Roderick T. Sawyer and
resented by Mayor Rahm Emanuel 0K June 27, 2018
^fth(!fB0lS' The Members of:ttijs Chamber 'vj/er.e deeply -saddened to learn of the
ded'th/ori June 6;'2018, at age ^OJ/pf'Judge George N. Leighton. Judge' Leighton served
the people of Chicago With dedication and distinction for more than six decades, a
remarkable-tenure; and • ¦ , ; • .

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Massachusetts. 'Growing up* ihev.wbfke^iw'jth .His^pqrenfs. -immigrants 'from the Cape
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'¦'¦'; V • WHEREAS) George Le^htQh^erS/ied bravely during World War ll'iri the segregated 93'? I rn f a n tr?J>' iy r s i 6 ri 7 ^ffs 1 n q tp/ithe rank.pf •Cdpta'ih'and earning the Asiatic Pacific Service •• Medbl, Bronze Star; and 1 '' . "

WHEREAS, After gradugiiHg'fr|)"m law school, Geprge Leigh'tbn moved fo Chicago
qrip'/beg'an a.stejli|fc^gre^ became g leading
eiyil jigrits '.lawyer^ Representing'faWili^s ...

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