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Introduced by: Gregg


    A HOUSE RESOLUTION to honor Rabb Emison on receiving the Indiana Bar Foundation's 50-Year Award for five (5) decades of service to the legal profession and the community at large.

    Whereas, Rabb Emison, a 1947 graduate of DePauw University, and a 1950 graduate of the Indiana University School of Law at Bloomington, was admitted to practice law in Indiana in1950;

    Whereas, Rabb Emison willingly served the nation as a Navy officer in World War II before completing his undergraduate education at DePauw University and as a line Navy officer for two years during the Korean War;

    Whereas, Rabb Emison is a third generation lawyer and partner in the Vincennes law firm, Emison, Doolittle, Kolb & Roellgen, founded in 1819, and one of the twenty-five (25) oldest law firms in the nation;

    Whereas, Rabb Emison, like his grandfather, James Wade Emison, and father, Ewing Emison, played a key role in the development of Indiana's levee law through three generations of representing the Brevoort Levee Conservancy District and continues to provide quality legal service to the Vincennes community as City Attorney;

    Whereas, Rabb Emison has been a community leader in Vincennes and the state with service as Trustee of Vincennes University, as an adjunct professor for the paralegal program at Vincennes University, as a member of the Board of Visitors for the IU Law School, as a member of the Depauw University Alumni Board and as President of the Indiana State Bar Association from 1986-1987;

    Whereas, Rabb Emison has been recognized for his devotion to community service with such honors as distinguished alumni awards from Lincoln High School, Depauw University and the IU Law School, as the first recipient of the Indiana State Bar Association's Rabb Emison Award for outstanding assistance to minority law students and lawyers, an area of focus during his tenure as president of the Indiana State Bar Association, and was twice named a Sagamore of the Wabash by former Indiana Governors Branigin and Welsh;

    Whereas, Rabb Emison is consistently described as a man of sterling character, strict integrity, unswerving veracity, great
mental force and highest honor;

    Whereas, the Indiana Bar Foundation is honoring Rabb Emison with its prestigious 50-Year Award on April 6, 2001 in recognition of fifty years of outstanding service in the legal profession and in the community: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives recognizes Rabb Emison for fifty years of excellence in the legal profession and for fifty years of public service to the citizens of Vincennes and the state.
    SECTION 2. That the Indiana House of Representatives congratulates Rabb Emison as the 2001 recipient of the Indiana Bar Foundation's coveted 50-Year Award.
    SECTION 3. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Rabb Emison and to the Indiana Bar Foundation.

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