Mr. President, today I honor the life of a fellow Hoosier, physician, civic leader and distinguished businessman, Dr. Frank P. Lloyd Sr., who passed away on August 27, 2002.
As those who knew Dr. Lloyd would attest, his strong commitment to the city of Indianapolis was reflected in his successful and distinguished career. Mr. Sam H. Jones, president of the Indianapolis Urban League referred to him as ``a giant among men, not just African-American men, but a giant among men, period.'' State Representative William Crawford called Dr. Lloyd ``a Renaissance Man who always provided an inspirational voice.'' And U.S. Congresswoman Julia Carson, who knew Dr. Lloyd for nearly 40 years, referred to her dear friend as ``a man who went around doing so many beautiful and positive things in such a quiet way.''
Dr. Lloyd worked for Methodist Hospital for 25 years, beginning as director of medical research and retiring as president. During his time at Methodist, the hospital became the first non-university hospital in the Nation to offer heart transplants and one of the very few to be approved for Jarvik-7 artificial heart implantation. He taught at Indiana University, Purdue University, and Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he authored several medical textbooks.
Without question, Dr. Lloyd was and will always be regarded as one of Indianapolis's most influential and dedicated civic leaders. He was the catalyst in various accomplishments, such as the creation of the White River State Park, the Indiana Sports Corporation and the Indianapolis Circle City Classic. His ability to build bridges between corporate America and the community were without equal.
Dr. Lloyd founded the former Midwest National Bank, where he was the Chairman of the Board and CEO. He was also the Chairman of the Midwest National Corporation and majority owner for a time of a local Indianapolis radio station, WTLC-FM.
In addition to his corporate success, Dr. Lloyd served on the boards of various civic and charitable organizations, including the Center for Legislative Improvement, Indiana Bell Telephone Co., Goodwill Industries Foundation of Central Indiana, Inc., United Way of Greater Indianapolis, CTS and the Urban League of Indianapolis.
Dr. Lloyd is survived by his children, Shelley Lloyd Hankinson, Dr. Frank P. Lloyd Jr., Dr. Riley P. Lloyd, and Karen Ann Lloyd Jenkins; a sister, Annie Jackson; and seven grandchildren. Dr. Frank P. Lloyd was a true leader and humanitarian that the city of Indianapolis, the State or Indiana, and the Nation will miss tremendously.
I commend the late Dr. Frank P. Lloyd Sr. for his lifelong service to our Nation.
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