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    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Lloyd Olcott.

Welch, Kruzan

    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on


First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing Lloyd Olcott.

    Whereas, Lloyd Olcott, one of Bloomington's most beloved public figures, died of a heart attack at the age of 73;

    Whereas, Greatly loved by Democrats and Republicans alike, Lloyd Olcott always placed the welfare of the community ahead of any partisan issue;

    Whereas, Lloyd Olcott was born November 3, 1927, in Bowling Green, Kentucky;

    Whereas, After receiving his business degree from Butler University, Lloyd Olcott made Bloomington his home;

    Whereas, Lloyd's first job was as the manager of the University Outdoor Advertising Company, a job he held until the company merged with the Hoosier Outdoor Advertising Company in 1969;

    Whereas, In 1961, Lloyd was appointed by Mayor Thomas Lemon to the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Board, on which he served until he was elected to the city council in 1975;

    Whereas, Lloyd Olcott was dubbed "Mr. Parks" due to his lifetime of work in the parks program;

    Whereas, Lloyd Olcott served on the Bloomington City Council from 1975 until 1991;

    Whereas, Lloyd Olcott's service to the community was recognized in 1998 when a new 40 acre city park and a city street were named in his honor; the Olcott Center for Breast Health at Bloomington Hospital was also named for him because his $50,000 donation helped to build the center;

    Whereas, In 1979, Lloyd Olcott was recognized by his alma mater when he received the Butler Medal for his distinguished service to the state of Indiana;

    Whereas, Always a sports fan, Lloyd Olcott played baseball at Greenwood High School, served as an Indiana high school football referee for more than 30 years, could be seen on the sideline crew at Indiana University home football games for years, and enjoyed attending professional baseball training camps in Florida; and

    Whereas, The death of Lloyd Olcott leaves a huge void in the hearts of all who knew him, and he will be greatly missed: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly wishes to extend its heartfelt sympathy to the family of Lloyd Olcott and express its appreciation for his many contributions to the state of Indiana and the Bloomington area.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives shall transmit a copy of this resolution to his wife, Joan Le Bien Olcott, and their three daughters.