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2017 SESSION

17103181D
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 818
Offered January 24, 2017
Celebrating the life of the Honorable Alan E. Mayer.
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WHEREAS, the Honorable Alan E. Mayer, a patriotic veteran, a distinguished former member of the Central Intelligence Agency, and a longtime public servant in the Virginia House of Delegates, died on December 4, 2016; and

WHEREAS, a native of Annapolis, Maryland, Alan Mayer earned degrees from the University of Maryland and the University of Virginia, and he joined many of the other young men of his generation in service to the nation during World War II as a member of the United States Navy; and

WHEREAS, in addition to serving in the United States Navy Reserve for many years, Alan Mayer worked to safeguard the nation as a member of the Central Intelligence Agency, earning the Intelligence Medal of Merit; and

WHEREAS, desirous to be of further service to the Commonwealth, Alan Mayer ran for and was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the residents of Fairfax County in the 39th District from 1986 to 1996; and

WHEREAS, throughout his career in the Virginia House of Delegates, Alan Mayer introduced and supported many important pieces of legislation for the benefit of all Virginians, taking a special interest in legislation to enhance the quality of life for individuals with brain injuries; and

WHEREAS, demonstrating great integrity, Alan Mayer served the Fairfax County community, the Commonwealth, and the United States with the utmost dedication and distinction; and

WHEREAS, a devoted family man, Alan Mayer will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife, Grace; children, Christopher, Margery, and Geoff, and their families; and numerous other relatives, friends, and colleagues on both sides of the aisle; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of the Honorable Alan E. Mayer, a respected veteran and public servant; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of the Honorable Alan E. Mayer as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.