1997 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Representatives Williams, Johnson, Barnett (116th), Brown, Cameron, Chaney, Davis (7th), Davis (102nd), Denny, Ellington, Endt, Formby, Foster, Green (34th), Guice, Howell, Janus, Ketchings, King, Maples, Martinson, Montgomery, Moore, Reeves, Robertson, Robinson (84th), Rogers, Ross, Rotenberry, Saucier, Short, Simpson, Stribling, Weathersby, Wells-Smith, Woods

House Resolution 44


WHEREAS, from 1993 to January 1997, Haley Barbour served two terms as Chairman of the Republican National Committee; and

WHEREAS, under the outstanding leadership of Haley Barbour, the Republican National Committee created an award winning magazine with a circulation of 750,000, and built a self-sustaining state-of-the-art television studio that produces a weekly national news show; and

WHEREAS, Haley Barbour took a hiatus from his law practice at the firm of Barbour, Griffith and Rogers to serve Ronald Reagan for two years as Director of the White House Office of Political Affairs; and

WHEREAS, Haley Barbour, whose leadership extends into international affairs as well, serves as Deputy Chairman of the International Democrat Union, the organization founded by President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, which unites center-right, free-market, democratic political parties in the region; and

WHEREAS, Haley Barbour chairs the Union for Freedom and Democracy in the Americas, which is the regional organization of the International Democrat Union, that coordinates greater cooperation among conservative, free-market, democratic political parties in the region; and

WHEREAS, Haley Barbour received his law degree from the University of Mississippi in 1973, and he and his wife Marsha have two sons and live in Yazoo City, Mississippi, where he serves as a deacon in the First Presbyterian Church of Yazoo City; and

WHEREAS, Haley Barbour is a seventh-generation Mississippian, and since 1984, he has served as Republican National Committeeman for Mississippi; and

WHEREAS, it is the policy of the House of Representatives to commend excellence in leadership, especially when it is shown by one of the State's native sons on a national and international level:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend Mr. Haley Barbour on his successful tenure as Chairman of the Republican National Committee.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Mr. Haley Barbour and the members of the Capitol Press Corps.