S-5525.1  _______________________________________________





State of Washington      55th Legislature     1998 Regular Session


By Senators McDonald and Snyder


Read first time 3/11/98.

Renaming the Institutions Building the Irving R. Newhouse Building.

    WHEREAS, The Honorable Irving R. Newhouse serves with honor and integrity as President Pro Tempore of the Washington State Senate; and

    WHEREAS, Republicans and Democrats alike have great respect for Senator Newhouse for his impressive institutional knowledge as the longest serving member in the Legislature; and

    WHEREAS, Senator Newhouse has demonstrated tremendous dedication to his district and to the state of Washington with more than 34 years of service since his election to the House of Representatives in 1964; and

    WHEREAS, Due to his vast understanding of the political process and parliamentary procedure, Senator Newhouse has risen to several leadership positions since his appointment to the state Senate in 1980, including Senate Republican Floor Leader from 1988 to 1996 and now President Pro Tempore; and

    WHEREAS, Senator Newhouse is considered "one of the sharpest minds in the Legislature and the best attorney in the Legislature, even though he isn't one"; and

    WHEREAS, Governors of both parties have desired and respected his perspective on potential legislation; and

    WHEREAS, His commitment to the 15th District and his dedication to agriculture brings him home to Mabton each interim where he works diligently on his farm growing hops, grapes, apples, cherries, and other crops; and

    WHEREAS, The knowledge and experience he has gained as both a legislator and a farmer make him a strong and loyal advocate of the agricultural industry, recently recognized with the state Agriculture Director's Citation Award and the Washington State Farm Bureau Legislator of the Year Award; and

    WHEREAS, His dedication to the Legislature and his farm can only be matched by his love and commitment to his wife, Ruth, and their six children and eighteen grandchildren; and

    WHEREAS, Senator Irv Newhouse will long be remembered for his impressive and inspiring contributions to the Washington State Legislature by members, staff, lobbyists, the press, and friends and neighbors in the 15th Legislative District; and

    WHEREAS, As a first generation American, he has made a significant mark on the state of Washington; and

    WHEREAS, The Washington State Legislature wishes to honor Senator Newhouse with a lasting memorial to his dedication and service in the Legislature;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, By the Washington State Senate, the House of Representatives concurring, That the Director of General Administration is directed to rename the building currently referred to as the Institutions Building, the Irving R. Newhouse Building; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That all appropriate Senate stationery be updated to reflect this name change as soon as economically possible; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be forwarded to the Honorable Irving R. Newhouse, Senate President Pro Tempore; the Honorable Gary Locke, Governor of the State of Washington; and Marsha Tadano Long, Director of the Department of General Administration.


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