HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 91-4654, by Representatives Day, Padden, Dellwo, Moyer, Mielke, D. Sommers, Silver and Orr


     WHEREAS, The Rev. Arthur L. Dussault, S.J., the beloved "Mr. Gonzaga" who was perhaps Gonzaga University's most well-known ambassador to alumni and friends, died Sunday, March 17, 1991, at age eighty-seven; and

     WHEREAS, Rev. Dussault began his association with Gonzaga in 1920, as a high school junior; was an athletic standout at the University on the basketball and track teams and as the center for the Bulldog's football team, and earned his bachelor's degree, graduating in 1926; and

     WHEREAS, Father Art entered the priesthood in 1928 at age twenty-five, joining the Jesuit Order, earned his master's degree from Gonzaga while working toward the priesthood, and was ordained in 1940; and

     WHEREAS, Dussault's unbroken string of service to Gonzaga University, and to all of the people of the Inland Empire, began in 1942 as Gonzaga's dean of men and athletic director, and he has served his community with distinction, witnessed by the numerous awards presented to him throughout his lifetime;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize and honor Rev. Arthur L. Dussault, S.J.; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to the President of Gonzaga University, Bernard J. Coughlin, S.J.


I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of Resolution

4654 adopted by the House of Representatives March 20, 1991.




     Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk, House of Representatives