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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Douglas McBryde "Doug" Kinney of Lake
4Forest, who passed away on June 16, 2023; and
5    WHEREAS, Doug Kinney was born to Ansel and Elinor
6(Woodward) Kinney on May 10, 1931; he graduated from Groton
7School in 1948 and Harvard College in 1952; he served as a
8lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War; he then
9graduated from Harvard Business School in 1956, where he was a
10Baker Scholar; and
11    WHEREAS, Doug Kinney returned to Chicago to work for the
12family company, Intermatic, and he led the company for 53
13years of its 132-year history of being family-owned; during
14his tenure, Intermatic prospered despite facing many market
15challenges; in 1974, he founded Palmer Capital Corporation, a
16company focused on renewable energy; he started the first
17landfill gas-to-electric project in the country, which has
18since completed over $2.65 billion in energy financing; he
19also served on the board of Trek Bicycle since its founding in
201976; and
21    WHEREAS, After his 70th birthday, Doug Kinney put his
22efforts into backing promising research into causes and



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1possible cures for progressive neurodegenerative brain
2diseases; with two like-minded friends, he laid the groundwork
3for the Brain Chemistry Labs, a not-for-profit research
4institute in Jackson, Wyoming, which has since discovered new
5treatments for ALS and Alzheimer's disease that are in
6clinical trials and a new drug to treat Parkinson's disease
7that is in preclinical development; and
8    WHEREAS, Following Florida's devastating outbreak of red
9tide and blue green algae in 1991, Doug Kinney created the
10Clean Okeechobee Waters Foundation, an organization dedicated
11to increasing awareness of the health risks of exposure to
12harmful algae blooms and calling for rigorous enforcement of
13environmental regulations by those responsible for protecting
14public health; and
15    WHEREAS, Doug Kinney also devoted time to the National
16Tropical Botanical Garden located in Hawaii and Florida,
17acting as chairman for 13 years; through his generosity and
18leadership, he was instrumental in establishing endowments for
19scientific research and the dedication of the McBryde Garden
20in Hawaii; he also worked to establish the Breadfruit
21Institute to advance the impact of breadfruit and its use to
22nourish the tropical world; and
23    WHEREAS, Doug Kinney was known to many as "Growlie"; and



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1    WHEREAS, Doug Kinney is survived by his wife, Elizabeth
2(Hummel) Kinney; his children, Ansel D. Kinney, Douglas M.
3(Kimberly) Kinney Jr., Elisabeth S.K. Robinson, Martha K.
4Perry, and Hilary S. Kinney; his stepchildren, Elizabeth E.
5Smyth and John E. (Jenifer) Smyth; his sisters, Barbara K.
6(the late Cyrus B. III) Sweet and Joan K. (Lynn) Seppala; his
7grandchildren, Samuel C. Kinney, Elizabeth S. Kinney, Douglas
8M. (Allison) Kinney III, Alexandra K. (Jack) McBride, Marta R.
9(Scott) Day, Eli J. Robinson, Duncan M. Robinson, Alexander M.
10Perry, Lucas M. Perry, Lyda E. Hanson, Spencer S. Hanson,
11Wyatt M. Hanson, Lily E. Smyth, and Alexander W. Smyth; and his
12great-granddaughters, Gemma S. Day and Georgia A. McBride;
13therefore, be it
15ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
16Douglas McBryde "Doug" Kinney and extend our sincere
17condolences to his family, friends, and all who knew and loved
18him; and be it further
19    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
20presented to the family of Doug Kinney as an expression of our
21deepest sympathy.