HR374: Celebrating the life of Russell Baker.


HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 374
Celebrating the life of Russell Baker.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 21, 2019

 

WHEREAS, Russell Baker, newspaperman, novelist, humorist, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and Leesburg resident, died January 21, 2019; and

WHEREAS, born in the western Loudoun County hamlet of Morrisonville, Russell Baker was a columnist for The New York Times from 1962 to 1998 and hosted Masterpiece Theatre on PBS from 1992 to 2004; he won his first Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary in 1979 for his Observer columns; and

WHEREAS, Russell Baker’s second Pulitzer Prize came in 1982 for his autobiography, Growing Up, in which he included descriptions of his childhood years in Morrisonville; and

WHEREAS, Russell Baker, to the residents of Loudoun County who knew him, was a personal friend, conversationalist, and member of a weekly lunch group; he lived on West Loudoun Street in downtown Leesburg; and

WHEREAS, Russell Baker will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by numerous family members and friends and the entire Leesburg community; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of Russell Baker, newspaperman, novelist, humorist, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and Leesburg resident; 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 Russell Baker as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for his memory.

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 374

Offered February 20, 2019
Celebrating the life of Russell Baker.
Patron-- Bell, John J.

WHEREAS, Russell Baker, newspaperman, novelist, humorist, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and Leesburg resident, died January 21, 2019; and

WHEREAS, born in the western Loudoun County hamlet of Morrisonville, Russell Baker was a columnist for The New York Times from 1962 to 1998 and hosted Masterpiece Theatre on PBS from 1992 to 2004; he won his first Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary in 1979 for his Observer columns; and

WHEREAS, Russell Baker’s second Pulitzer Prize came in 1982 for his autobiography, Growing Up, in which he included descriptions of his childhood years in Morrisonville; and

WHEREAS, Russell Baker, to the residents of Loudoun County who knew him, was a personal friend, conversationalist, and member of a weekly lunch group; he lived on West Loudoun Street in downtown Leesburg; and

WHEREAS, Russell Baker will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by numerous family members and friends and the entire Leesburg community; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of Russell Baker, newspaperman, novelist, humorist, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and Leesburg resident; 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 Russell Baker as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for his memory.