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 1-2                          SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 690
 1-3           WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas takes pleasure in
 1-4     recognizing Dr. Joaquin Gonzalez Cigarroa, Jr., of Laredo, who was
 1-5     recently named Humanitarian of the Year; and
 1-6           WHEREAS, The valedictorian of Martin High School in 1941, he
 1-7     attended The University of Texas from 1941 through 1943 and went
 1-8     on to Harvard Medical School, where he graduated cum laude in 1947;
 1-9     and
1-10           WHEREAS, This distinguished physician continued his medical
1-11     studies as an intern and resident in Boston and Chicago, and was
1-12     a Harvard Teaching Fellow from 1948 to 1951; and
1-13           WHEREAS, Dr. Cigarroa joined the Walter Reed Army Medical
1-14     Center as a member of the Hepatitis Research Team from 1952 through
1-15     1953, went into private practice in internal medicine and cardiology
1-16     in 1954, and has continued his practice to the present; and
1-17           WHEREAS, Dedicated and talented, Dr. Cigarroa has donated
1-18     his time and effort to the Coordinating Board of Texas Colleges
1-19     and Universities, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board,
1-20     the Board of Directors of Laredo National Bank, and the Senate
1-21     Welfare Reform Committee; and
1-22           WHEREAS, A lifetime member of the Laredo University of
1-23     Texas Exes, this talented gentleman was Director of the Texas
1-24     Medical Foundation in 1997, on the Board of Directors of the
 2-1     Laredo Independent School District, and on the Texas Commission
 2-2     on Higher Education; and
 2-3           WHEREAS, Active in many professional groups, this outstanding
 2-4     physician was president of the Webb, Zapata, and Jim Hogg Counties
 2-5     Medical Society, is a member of the Texas Physicians Advisory
 2-6     Committee of M. D. Anderson Hospital, and a charter member of the
 2-7     Texas Academy of Internal Medicine; and
 2-8           WHEREAS, A man who has given much to society, he has received
 2-9     many honors including being Mr. South Texas in 1981, receiving the
2-10     Gibson D. Lewis Cancer Control Award for Physicians, being selected
2-11     the Laredo Times Laredoan of the Year, and being chosen a Laureate
2-12     of the Laredo Business Hall of Fame in 1996; now, therefore, be it
2-13           RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
2-14     76th Legislature, hereby congratulate this dedicated medical man
2-15     on his selection as Humanitarian of the Year; and, be it further
2-16           RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
2-17     Dr. Joaquin Gonzalez Cigarroa, Jr., as an expression of the highest
2-18     regard of the Texas Senate.
2-19                                                               Zaffirini
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2-21                                          President of the Senate
2-22                                       I hereby certify that the above
2-23                                  Resolution was adopted by the Senate
2-24                                  on April 20, 1999.
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2-26                                          Secretary of the Senate
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2-28                                           Member, Texas Senate