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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS,  The  members   of   the   Illinois   House   of
 3    Representatives  are pleased to honor milestones in the lives
 4    of Illinois citizens; and

 5        WHEREAS, James R. Donnelley, Vice Chairman of  the  Board
 6    of  R.R.  Donnelley & Sons Company in Chicago, Illinois, will
 7    retire on May 31, 2000; and

 8        WHEREAS,  James  R.  Donnelley  was  born   in   Chicago,
 9    Illinois,  on June 18, 1935; he received his Bachelor of Arts
10    degree from Dartmouth College in 1957  and  his  Master's  in
11    Business  Administration  from  the  University of Chicago in
12    1962; and

13        WHEREAS, James R. Donnelley served in the  United  States
14    Navy  from  1957 to 1960, where he was a Lieutenant qualified
15    in submarines; and

16        WHEREAS, James R. Donnelley began  his  career  with  the
17    R.R.  Donnelley  &  Sons  Company in 1962, serving in various
18    positions in sales and management;  in  1972  he  became  the
19    Director  of  the  Financial and Legal Sales Division, and in
20    1974 he became the Vice President of that same  division;  in
21    1983   he  became  the  Group  Vice  President  of  Financial
22    Services, and moved into the role of President  of  Financial
23    Services  in  1985;  in 1988 he became the Group President of
24    Corporate Development, and in 1990 was made the Vice Chairman
25    of the Board of R.R. Donnelley & Sons; and

26        WHEREAS, In addition to his work with  R.R.  Donnelley  &
27    Sons,  Mr.  Donnelley  serves  as  Director of Sierra Pacific
28    Resources and Pacific Magazines and Printing Limited;  he  is
29    the  Director  of  Children's Memorial Hospital, the Director
30    and Vice President of the Donnelley Foundation, the  Director
31    of  the  John  C.  Griswold Foundation, the Director and Vice
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 1    Chairman  of  the  Chicago  Public  Library  Foundation,  the
 2    Director and  Chairman  of  the  National  Merit  Scholarship
 3    Corporation, and the Director of the City Colleges of Chicago
 4    Foundation; and

 5        WHEREAS,  James R. Donnelley is a trustee for WTTW Public
 6    Television, a trustee and member of the  Executive  Committee
 7    of  the  Associate  Colleges  of  Illinois, a trustee of Lake
 8    Forest  College,  a  trustee  of  the   National   Recreation
 9    Foundation,  a  member  of  the University of Chicago Library
10    Visiting Committee,  a  member  of  the  Commercial  Club  of
11    Chicago,  a  member  of  the Economic Club of Chicago and the
12    Economic Club of New York, a board member and  vice  chairman
13    of  the  National  Environmental,  Educational  and  Training
14    Foundation,  and serves on the Chicago Youth Centers Advisory
15    Board; and

16        WHEREAS, Along with his loving wife, Nina, Mr.  Donnelley
17    can look forward to his retirement, and the free time he will
18    now have to enjoy; therefore, be it

21    we  congratulate  James  R.  Donnelley on his retirement from
22    R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company; and be it further

23        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
24    presented  to  James  R.  Donnelley,  along  with our sincere
25    regards.

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