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House Proceeding 03-31-09 on Mar 31st, 2009 :: 1:49:35 to 1:53:30
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Donna M. Christensen

1:49:32 to 1:49:52( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: that is patriotism and that is hero. and i yield back the balance of my time. . the speaker pro tempore: ms. woolsey of california. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from the virgin

Donna M. Christensen

1:49:35 to 1:53:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Donna M. Christensen

Donna M. Christensen

1:49:53 to 1:50:14( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: mrs. christensen: to address the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mrs. christensen: in the virgin islands, our people are gathering to mourn the loss of one of our n roebuck was one of the men who

Donna M. Christensen

1:50:15 to 1:50:35( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: led and molded the u.s. virgin islands in its formative years. hi he along with others was responsible for the early successes of the territory on its road to self-governance. he was a mentor a strategist, and a fervent fighter for the cause of the people the virgin islands. he was born in 1944 and

Donna M. Christensen

1:50:36 to 1:50:56( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: graduated as valedictorian of the class of 1952 in high school in st. thomas he garage waited from what is now hampton university in virginia with a bachelor of arts in business administraon. he taught at the tool hollywood in st. thomas and held several government posts before

Donna M. Christensen

1:50:57 to 1:51:18( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: becoming the youngesvirgin islander to hold the -- to hold a cabinet-level post when he was named to head the department of housing and urban renewal he became one of the organizes of the new democratic party of the virgin islands in 1970, running as candidate for lieutenant governor with the late alexander farrellly.

Donna M. Christensen

1:51:19 to 1:51:40( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: they lost that election but he entered politics again in 1972, becoming the highest vote getter in a the race for a seat in the legislature he served six consecutive terms in that body, becaming the president of

Donna M. Christensen

1:51:41 to 1:52:03( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: the body in the 11th, 12th, and 15th legislatures. he's most remembered for trands forming housing in that legislature. he was responsible for the formulation of an aggressive plano provide a safe, decent home for every virgin islander he oversaw the clearance of blighted slum areas.

Donna M. Christensen

1:52:04 to 1:52:25( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: in an interview with an online paper, he recounted his biggest accomplishment was a shepherding touf the coastal zone management commission, the body that oversees the development and vezzer -- preservation of one of the virgin islands' most treasured resources its coastal areas.

Donna M. Christensen

1:52:26 to 1:52:46( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: he was responsible for the post audit division which improved the ant to track government finances and advised senators on critical issues before the body. he was also a vir sign islands tradition bearer, having learned the art of telling folk tales withusic and humor from he would share twhem schoolchildren and anyone who

Donna M. Christensen

1:52:47 to 1:53:07( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: wanted to share the rich history and culture of the virgin islds. the people of the virgin islands are saddened by the loss of roebuck. his service to his church and service organizations and his sharing of virgin islands stories with young and old.

Donna M. Christensen

1:53:08 to 1:53:29( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: during his lifetime, he was knighted by the queen of denmark and honored by the virgin islands legislature in tweer. he is being remembered for his cultural contributions with a story telling wake at the legislature and on thursday, he'll be laid to rest with a final good-bye from the people

Donna M. Christensen

1:53:30 to 1:53:30( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: he served and who he served

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