By:  Turner                                      S.R. No. 724
    1-1                           SENATE RESOLUTION
    1-2                               In Memory
    1-3                                  of
    1-4                         Dr. John Paul Abbott
    1-5        WHEREAS, The State of Texas lost one of its most respected
    1-6  citizens with the death of Dr. John Paul Abbott who died
    1-7  April 4, 1993; and
    1-8        WHEREAS, Born in Nashville, Tennessee on July 16, 1904,
    1-9  Dr. Abbott graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University
   1-10  in 1925 with a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy; and
   1-11        WHEREAS, A renowned Shakespearean scholar, Dr. Abbott earned
   1-12  a doctorate in literature from the University of Iowa in 1939; and
   1-13        WHEREAS, Varsity tennis coach at Texas A&M University from
   1-14  1935 to 1937, Dr. Abbott was dean of arts and sciences and of the
   1-15  College of Liberal Arts between 1947 and 1956; and
   1-16        WHEREAS, Named distinguished professor in 1957, Dr. Abbott
   1-17  left A&M University to serve on the Texas Commission of Higher
   1-18  Education from 1956 to 1957; and
   1-19        WHEREAS, In recognition of his excellence as a teacher and
   1-20  lecturer, the Association of Former Students awarded Dr. Abbott
   1-21  the Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching in 1962; and
   1-22        WHEREAS, Before his retirement in 1972, Dr. Abbott authored
   1-23  and coauthored numerous journal articles and English texts; and
    2-1        WHEREAS, Listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who
    2-2  Among American Scholars, Dr. Abbott was the past president of
    2-3  Academic Deans of the Southwest States and of the Association of
    2-4  Texas Colleges and Universities; and
    2-5        WHEREAS, A man of great intellect and finely honed wit,
    2-6  Dr. Abbott was a treasured friend and companion and will be
    2-7  greatly missed; now, therefore, be it
    2-8        RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
    2-9  73rd Legislature, hereby extend sincere condolences to his
   2-10  wife, Virginia Burns Abbott; and, be it further
   2-11        RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
   2-12  Mrs. Abbott as an expression of deepest sympathy from the
   2-13  Texas Senate, and that when the Senate adjourns this day,
   2-14  it do so in memory of Dr. John Paul Abbott.
   2-15                                 _____________________________________
   2-16                                        President of the Senate
   2-17                                      I hereby certify that the
   2-18                                 above Resolution was adopted by
   2-19                                 the Senate on April 26, 1993,
   2-20                                 by a rising vote.
   2-21                                 _____________________________________
   2-22                                        Secretary of the Senate
   2-23                                 _____________________________________
   2-24                                         Member, Texas Senate