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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Illinois  Senate  wish  to
 3    express  their  sincere condolences to the family and friends
 4    of David L. Amory, who passed away on June 12, 2001; and

 5        WHEREAS, David  Lowndes  Amory  grew  up  in  Boston;  he
 6    graduated  from  Middlesex  School  in  1951  and  earned his
 7    bachelor's degree from Princeton University in 1955; and

 8        WHEREAS, David L. Amory worked briefly for General Mills,
 9    where he liked  to  tell  people  that  he  ran  dog  biscuit
10    displays  and  would  sample  his wares to prove the biscuits
11    were good for pets; soon afterward, he became  a  stockbroker
12    at  Merrill Lynch in Chicago, and by the 1970s, was a manager
13    at Smith-Barney; in the early  1980s,  he  joined  Johnson  &
14    Higgins,  where  he  served  as  a  vice president and helped
15    establish  life  insurance  policies  for   United   Airlines
16    employees; and

17        WHEREAS,  David  L.  Amory  served  as  president  of the
18    Northern Illinois Council on Alcoholism and  Substance  Abuse
19    from   1988  to  1994  and  transformed  the  agency  from  a
20    grass-roots group to one with broad community recognition and
21    organization by developing the group's board of directors and
22    using  his  contacts  in  the  business  world  to   organize
23    fundraisers  that  featured  professional  sports figures and
24    corporate  sponsorship;  in  addition,  he  directed  capital
25    campaigns for the College of Lake County Foundation  and  for
26    the Western Golf Association's Evans Scholarship Fund; and

27        WHEREAS,  David  L.  Amory  was  active  in Lake County's
28    grass-roots Republican organization for many years and headed
29    the Republican Federation, the fundraising arm for the GOP in
30    Lake County; in addition, he managed the state representative
31    campaign for now Lt.  Governor  Corrine  Wood  in  the  early
32    1990s; and
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 1        WHEREAS,  The  passing  of  David L. Amory will be deeply
 2    felt by all who knew and  loved  him,  especially  his  wife,
 3    Mary; his sons, Alex and David, Jr.; his daughter, Susan; his
 4    brother,  John;  his  sister,  Mally  Haight;  and  his  five
 5    grandchildren; therefore, be it

 7    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along  with
 8    all  who knew him, the death of David L. Amory of Lake Bluff,
 9    Illinois; and be it further

10        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
11    presented  to  the  family of David L. Amory with our sincere
12    condolences.

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