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Record #: R2022-333   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 4/27/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 4/27/2022
Title: Congratulations extended to Bettylu Saltzman on 90th birthday
Sponsors: Hopkins, Brian
Attachments: 1. R2022-333.pdf

WHEREAS, Bettylu Saltzman was born on March 10, 1932, and celebrated her 90th birthday during the month of March 2022; and
WHEREAS, the City Council, has been informed of this milestone event by the Honorable Brian Hopkins, Alderman ofthe 2nd Ward; and
WHEREAS, Bettylu was born in Nebraska and came to Chicago when she was in the 7lh grade. She started her long career as a devout volunteer in Democratic politics when, after graduating from Rockwell College in 1955, she worked on Adlai Stevenson's second presidential bid against Dwight D, Eisenhower; and
WHEREAS, Bettylu's interest in politics and penchant for service and philanthropy ran in the family. Her father, Philip Klutznick, served as President of the World Jewish Congress, Secretary of Commerce under President Jimmy Carter, and President ofthe Chicago Bulls franchise; and
WHEREAS, Bettylu developed her own irrefutable reputation during her more than 50 years working in American politics; and
WHEREAS, she was described in a Chicago Jewish News profile as being "a mover and shaker with a modest demeanor who seldom makes headlines but whose actions have consequences far beyond Chicago"; and
WHEREAS, Bettylu's actions had the greatest impact when she met Barack Obama in the early 1990s. Years later, Barack Obama was quoted as saying "I can honestly say I probably would not be president ofthe United States were it not for BettyLu Saltzman."; and
WHEREAS, despite her efforts on countless political campaigns, Saltzman is not merely a political operative, but rather a champion of progress and a broker of resources when it comes to causes and individuals she believes in. Her charitable and philanthropic endeavors touched the lives of countless Chicagoans and people beyond the city limits; and, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the Mayor and members ofthe City Council of the City of Chicago, assembled this 27th day of April 2022, do here...

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