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90th General Assembly

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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Senate are saddened to  learn
 3    of  the  death of Warrington Hudlin, Sr. of East St. Louis on
 4    Friday, September 25, 1998; and
 5        WHEREAS, He was born on July 31,  1922  in  Hot  Springs,
 6    Arkansas,  the  son  of Myrtle Johnson Hudlin, a teacher, and
 7    Edward "Pops" Hudlin, a stone mason; and
 8        WHEREAS, The family moved to New York City  in  1934  and
 9    Warrington Hudlin worked as a Western Union bicycle messenger
10    while  attending  Haaren High School; he danced the jitterbug
11    at  the  Savoy  Ballroom;  and  he  won   the   Paddle   Ball
12    Championship of the New York City; and
13        WHEREAS,  A  veteran  of  the  U.S. Army, he attended St.
14    Louis  University,  where  he  was  among  the  first   black
15    students;  he  graduated  in  1951 with a degree in political
16    science;  he  earned   a   master's   degree   in   education
17    administration   from   Southern   Illinois   University   at
18    Edwardsville in 1970; and
19        WHEREAS,  He  worked  as  a teacher in the East St. Louis
20    school system while building his own business, the  Hudlin  &
21    Co.  Insurance  Agency,  which  became  the  most  successful
22    insurance agency in East St. Louis; and
23        WHEREAS,  He was affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce,
24    the Kiwanis Club, the Board of State Community  College,  the
25    Urban  League,  the  United  Way,  the  Union Bank, Christian
26    Welfare  Hospital,  the  Belleville  News-Democrat   Advisory
27    Council, and St, Luke AME Church; and
28        WHEREAS, He was honored by the National Urban League with
29    the  1981 Award of Merit for Civic Progress; he also earned a
30    pilot's license, learned to sail,  and  was  an  avid  tennis
31    player; and
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 1        WHEREAS,  His  passing  will be deeply felt by his family
 2    and friends, especially his former wife, Helen Cason  Hudlin;
 3    his  sons,  Warrington,  Jr.,  Christopher,  and  Reginald; a
 4    grandson, Jason;  his  sister,  Lucille;  and  his  brothers,
 5    Irving, Russell, Richard, and Edward; therefore, be it
 7    OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we note with sorrow and regret
 8    the  death  of  Warrington Hudlin, Sr. and extend our sincere
 9    condolences to his family and friends; and be it further
10        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
11    presented to his family.

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