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House Proceeding on Dec 1st, 2009 :: 0:38:05 to 0:41:00
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John Boozman

0:38:01 to 0:38:22( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: and i urge m both sides of the aisle to join us and join mr. berry in sponsoring and supporting his resolution. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from utah. mr. chaffetz: mr. speaker, i'd like to yield a he may consume to the distinguished gentleman from arkansas, mr. boozman.

John Boozman

0:38:05 to 0:41:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Boozman

John Boozman

0:38:23 to 0:38:46( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: the speaker pro tempore: the recognized for as much time as he may consume. mr. boozman: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in support of h.r. 3634, to designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 109 main street in swifton, arkansas, as the george kell post office. i want to thank my friend and colleague for -- and the senior member of the arkansas delegation of the house for bringing this fo

John Boozman

0:38:47 to 0:39:07( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: and this is very, very important and certainly very well deserved. as has been noted, george kell was a professional baseball player, broadcaster, businessman from swiftton, arkansas, literally made a household name of himself in arkansas as one of the greatest third basemans in the 1940 eansd 1950's.

John Boozman

0:39:08 to 0:39:30( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: in 1957, to be closer to his family, he retired. he then went on to become a detroit tigers broadcaster for nearly 40 years. in 1983, he joined the baseball greats when he was nominated for national baseball hall of fame by the veterans committee. during his career, george always kept arkansaclose to his heart.

John Boozman

0:39:31 to 0:39:51( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: during his time in the majors, he bought farmland in swifton, which he worked on in the offseasons and continued far playing baseball. even when he was broadcasting for the detroit tigers, he still call swifton home, commuting 1,000 miles from arkansas for games. george remained committed to his home in arkansas and helped

John Boozman

0:39:52 to 0:40:12( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: his community. in 1962 he dealership in newport, arkansas, and later became sole owner of the budding business. after hearing dale bumper speak, george jumped on the campaign trail helping the little known candidate to win the fworchor's race. george was then appointed to

John Boozman

0:40:13 to 0:40:33( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: the state highway commission where he served for 10 years, four of which as chairman. george was an arkansan through and through and certainly a favorite son. and so it couldn't be more fitting to name the swifton postal facility in his honor. he will be missed by family and friends and, again, i want to

John Boozman

0:40:34 to 0:40:54( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: thank cockman berry for his work in bringing -- thank congressman berry for his work the floor. with that i yield back the balance of myime. the speakerro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from utah reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from ma mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i don't

John Boozman

0:40:55 to 0:41:00( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: believe we have more speakers on our side so i continue to reserve. gentleman reserves the balance

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