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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS,  The  members   of   the   Illinois   House   of
 3    Representatives  are  saddened to learn of the death of Glenn
 4    Dale Walters, Sr., of Alton, Illinois; and

 5        WHEREAS, Glenn Walters was born in  Alton,  Illinois,  on
 6    May  7,  1931;  his  parents  were  Lee  E. and Adele Elliott
 7    Walters; Mr. Walters grew up  around  Woodburn  and  attended
 8    Meisner High School in nearby Bunker Hill; in 1950 he married
 9    the former Mildred E. Davis in Woodburn; and

10        WHEREAS,   Mr.   Walters   served  with  the  Alton  Fire
11    Department for 25 years; he retired as Captain in 1986; and

12        WHEREAS, Mr. Walters was a member of the Associated  Fire
13    Fighters  of  Illinois,  and a charter member of Local #1255,
14    where he served as President from 1968 to 1975; from 1970  to
15    1976 he served as Southern District Vice President; he served
16    as President of the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois from
17    1976 to 1988; he also was honored with the title of President
18    Emeritus  of  Local #1255 and the Associated Fire Fighters of
19    Illinois; he also served as President of the Metro East  Fire
20    Fighters; and

21        WHEREAS,  He  was  the first fire fighter to serve on the
22    Executive Board of the AFL-CIO, where he also served as  Vice
23    President;  he  also served on the Labor Advisory Counsel for
24    Attorney General  Hardigan,  the  Labor  Advisory  Board  for
25    Governor Thompson, and the Labor Advisory Board for Secretary
26    of State Edgar; and

27        WHEREAS,   Mr.   Walters  lobbied  successfully  for  the
28    following subjects: the political rights  of  fire  fighters,
29    collective bargaining, and pension benefits for the widows of
30    fire  fighters;  he  served  as  the business agent and chief
31    negotiating officer for Local #1255; and
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 1        WHEREAS,  Glenn  Walters  will  be  remembered  for   his
 2    dedication  to  his job, and his dedication to his family; he
 3    was well respected among local firefighters, as well as  fire
 4    fighters across the nation; therefore, be it

 7    we  mourn  the  death  of  Glenn Walters Sr.; may his family,
 8    friends, and fellow fire fighters find peace in this time  of
 9    sorrow;  it  takes a person of true dedication to serve their
10    community as a fire fighter, and Glenn Walters  was  such  an
11    individual; and be it further

12        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
13    presented to the family of Glenn Walters.

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