2006 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Representative Calhoun

House Resolution 24

(As Adopted by House)


     WHEREAS, Clyde Bailey, departed this earthly life on December 12, 2005, to enter into eternal rest with his heavenly father, causing great sorrow and loss to his family and friends; and

     WHEREAS, Mr. Bailey built a legacy of prominence throughout his life, academics and career, establishing a benchmark of excellence in aptitude and achievement; and

     WHEREAS, licensed to practice law in the highest courts in New York, the District of Columbia, Ohio (inactive) and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Bailey contributed to the development of the community, the legal profession, the nation and world; and

     WHEREAS, an astute scholar, his lifetime scholastic achievements include:  a B.S. degree in mathematics and a M.S. degree in physics from Virginia State University, a M.S. degree in material science from the University of Rochester, a J.D. degree from Cleveland State University and a LL.M. in patent and trade regulation from the National Law Center at George Washington University; and

     WHEREAS, Mr. Bailey's curriculum vitae boasted an impressive record of employers to whom he provided his service, skill and expertise, including:  intellectual property, space commercialization and equal employment counsel for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; congressional staff attorney for Congressman Louis Stokes; senior engineer and physicist at the Xerox Corporation; technical leader at General Electric Company; adjunct professor of mathematics at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio; and distinguished patent counsel for Eastman Kodak Company, where he prepared and prosecuted over 500 patent applications worldwide; and

     WHEREAS, Mr. Bailey's knowledge and leadership, as well as his insightful advice and service placed him in high demand and key positions in many professional and civic circles, such as the immediate past President of the National Bar Association (NBA), past President of the National Investors Hall of Fame Foundation and serving on the board of directors and cochair of the National African American Drug Policy Coalition; and

     WHEREAS, paramount among his many accomplishments in these capacities, he was most proud of those which accompanied his term as President of the NBA, including:  spearheading the development of a NBA Judicial Grading Process; launching the first NBA diversity pledge; and promoting, organizing and founding the National American Drug Policy Coalition (NADPC); and

     WHEREAS, it is the policy of the House of Representatives to recognize and commend the life of such a remarkable individual as Mr. Bailey, whose intellectual prowess garnered him much success as evidenced by his many awards and recognitions, including:  keys to Cities of Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rochester Black Bar Association, four NBA Presidential Awards, a NBA Corporate Counsel Award from the NBA Commercial Law Section and the Congressional Black Caucus Chair Award:

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend the life, contributions and service of Mr. Clyde Bailey and express deepest sympathy to his family and friends upon his passing.

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