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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Senate were saddened to learn
 3    of the death of Mr. Larry Samuel Thompson of South Holland on
 4    January 13, 1999; and

 5        WHEREAS, He  was  born  in  Baton  Rouge,  Louisiana,  on
 6    January 8, 1926, the son of Louvenia Nona Thompson and Edward
 7    Thompson,  Sr.;  he  and his family moved to Chicago in 1931;
 8    and

 9        WHEREAS, Larry Thompson  graduated  from  Englewood  High
10    School  in  1944;  he served in the Signal Corps during World
11    War II as a civilian; he had a degree  in  Political  Science
12    from  Antioch  College, an Associate's Degree in Pre-Law from
13    DePaul University, and he attended John Marshall Law  School;
14    and

15        WHEREAS,  He  joined the Chicago Police Force in 1952 and
16    retired as a detective in  1980;  he  then  managed  a  bingo
17    fundraising  program for The Little City Foundation; in 1987,
18    he joined the Cook  County  Assessor's  Office,  retiring  in
19    1998; and

20        WHEREAS,  His  passing  will be deeply felt by his family
21    and friends,  especially  his  wife,  Marianne;  his  mother,
22    Louvenia; and his brother, Edward, Jr.; therefore, be it

24    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we note  with  sorrow
25    and  regret the death of Larry Samuel Thompson and extend our
26    sincere condolences to his family  and  friends;  and  be  it
27    further

28        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
29    presented to his widow, Marianne Thompson.

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