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Honoring John A. Dillingham January 12, 2016
Sam Graves, R-MO
"Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I pause to honor a constituent of Missouri’s 6th Congressional District and someone I am especially proud to call my friend, John A. Dillingham, upon being awarded as the 2015 Northlander of the Year by the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce. John Dillingham grew up with a strong 6th generation Missouri heritage in Clay and Platte County, Missouri, with an education from Wentworth Military Academy, Smithville High School, and my alma mater, the University of Missouri. John also enlisted in the U.S. Army and served with distinction in Korea as a 2nd Lt. in the Lacrosse Guided Missile Battalion of the U.S. Army, was the 2nd Lt. Aide-de-camp, Division Artillery Commander of the 1st Infantry Division, and was presented with the Army Commendation Medal for his service. Corporately, John has been a Vice President of Loans for Traders Bank of Kansas City, Senior Vice President of Garney Companies for 16 years, President of Dillingham Enterprises and has served as an Independent Trustee of Waddell & Reed. John is so widely respected throughout Missouri that he has served Republican and Democrat Governors, Senators, Congressmen and Mayors in positions such as the Kansas City Board of Police Commission, the University of Missouri of Extension Advisory Board, the Kansas City Agribusiness Council, Children’s Mercy Hospital, and was a Charter Board Member of the Clay County Veteran’s Memorial built in a park named after his good friend, Anita Gorman. He has also served as an Honorary Director of the Heart of America Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Freedoms Frontier National Heritage Area Chairman and the Governance Chairman of Harry S. Truman Library Institute, as well as serving on the Kansas City Crime Commission and the National World War I Museum National Advisory Board. John has also been honored as a member of the Missouri Academy of Squires, an Outstanding Kansas Citian by the Kansas City Native Sons & Daughters, an Outstanding Missourian by the Missouri State Legislature, the Silver Good Citizens Medal by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, an Honorary Director for Life of the American Royal, the Meritorious Service Award from the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department, as a Sachem in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, the Silver Wreath Award from the National Eagle Scouts’ Association, and the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Speaker, I could list at least 50 more organizations that John has guided and worked with over his very distinguished lifetime. However, I ask that you join me, John’s wife Nancy, their sons, Bill and Allen, their families and the entire Northland community in congratulating John A. Dillingham on this accomplishment wishing him God’s blessings in the years to come."
Tribute To Dr. Frank Fiermonte October 20, 2015
Bernard Sanders, I-VT
"Mr. President, I wish to recognize Dr. Frank Fiermonte, a physician from Orleans, VT, who cared for the people of Vermont’s North Country with distinction for many years. As Vermont’s Northland Journal prepares to publish the final installment of a series on Dr. Fiermonte, I want to join in recognizing his service to Vermont."
El Faro Tragedy October 6, 2015
Corrine Brown, D-FL
"Coast Guard Cutter Northland, a 210-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia."
Tribute To Bryce Luchterhand August 5, 2015
Tammy Baldwin, D-WI
"Bryce was born in Colby, WI, and raised on the Luchterhand family farm—a fixture in the local rural community since 1902. He graduated from Colby High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in secondary education broadfield social studies from Northland College in Ashland, WI. Growing up on a Wisconsin farm, Bryce was instilled with the values of hard work, love of the land, Central Wisconsin optimism, and a sense for social justice that would serve him well throughout his career and life."
Jim Oberstar September 19, 2014
Rick Nolan, D-MN
"Jim loved our great northland—our lakes—our timberlands—our great mining industry—the port of Duluth—Superior National Forest and the beautiful Boundary Waters."

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