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Introduced by: Bosma, Frizzell


    A HOUSE RESOLUTION honoring Robert S. Spear for his dedicated service to the Indiana House of Representatives and the State of Indiana.

WHEREAS, Robert S. Spear, affectionately known as Bob, first entered service to the state of Indiana as a deputy for the Indiana Attorney General in 1972, and he continued there for many years, serving with distinction as chief counsel, the state's top litigator, earning the respect of lawyers across the state and beyond our borders;

WHEREAS, After leaving the office of the attorney general, Bob combined a successful private legal practice with service as session attorney for the Republicans in the Indiana House of Representatives, faithfully serving the House for ten years, as Republican majority attorney, minority attorney, and attorney during the 50-50 split;

WHEREAS, Bob is known at the House for his honesty, brilliant legal mind and uncommon political sense, combining both wit and wisdom with sound professional analysis;

WHEREAS, Bob, being both a Wabash College political science major and math minor and University of Chicago School of Law alumnus, has the ability to understand statistics and complicated funding formulas, a skill highly valued in the legislature;

WHEREAS, Bob's eloquence and love of extended conversations has been a source of amusement for many at the House, earning Bob the coveted title of the man who knows everything;

WHEREAS, Bob's command of history and his keen memory made Bob the House resident historian, and he is also recognized as "Patron Saint" of the House Attorney Bubbles;

WHEREAS, Bob's lightning quick mind and his love of strategy has made him a master of deviousness, a quality he admires in others, which has resulted in the creation of the "Bob Spear Devious Award", an award highly coveted and bestowed on only a few creative individuals;

WHEREAS, Family is Bob's primary love in life, and he is a devoted husband to Kay, his wife of over thirty years and father of two successful young men, Mike Spear and Doug Spear;

WHEREAS, Bob has a distinguished history as a loyal Republican, serving as precinct committeeman and ward chairman, as well as counsel, campaign strategist and election statistician for the Perry Township, Marion County, and Indiana State Republican party committees and numerous Republican campaigns:

WHEREAS, Bob Spear is now known as "The Honorable Robert S. Spear", recently elected Judge of the Perry Township Small Claims Court, a position wherein it is likely that he will, as many of his new peers, respectfully misinterpret the work done in the legislature;

WHEREAS, The State of Indiana is better off thanks to the dedication and service of Robert S. Spear,

Now, 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 honors Robert S. Spear for his conscientious dedication to public service.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the Indiana House of Representatives is directed to transmit a copy of this resolution to Robert S. Spear, Mike Spear, and Doug Spear.

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