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  By: Holland H.R. No. 91
         WHEREAS, The life of a celebrated businessman,
  philanthropist, and sailing enthusiast drew to a close with the
  passing of James Edward Robert Chilton III of West Palm Beach,
  Florida, on September 26, 2021, at the age of 88; and
         WHEREAS, A native Texan, Bob Chilton was born on December 31,
  1932, and during his youth, he spent many hours swimming at the
  Dallas YMCA and learning to sail on inland lakes; a longtime
  resident of Rockwall, his dynamism and competitive spirit led to
  his success in the business world, and he rose to become the chair
  and CEO of the Chilton Corporation, a leading consumer credit
  rating agency; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Chilton's interest in sailing extended
  throughout his life, and he raced in North American and world
  championship competitions in several different classes of boats; he
  was a founding member of the Rush Creek Yacht Club in 1969, and he
  was one of the oldest participants in the Lightning World
  Championships held on Lake Ray Hubbard in 1979, when he was 46 years
  old; in 1990, he and two friends crossed the Atlantic Ocean from the
  Canary Islands to the West Indies in 13 days in his 100-foot yacht,
  Royal Eagle II, narrowly missing the record time for the voyage; and
         WHEREAS, Renowned for his generosity, Mr. Chilton was a
  strong supporter of the YMCA; in 2012, he donated $2.5 million to
  the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, the second-largest donation in the
  organization's history; moreover, his contributions benefited the
  White Rock YMCA and the Rockwall YMCA, which named a facility in his
  honor; and
         WHEREAS, An award-winning photographer, Mr. Chilton
  published a volume of his work entitled The Lightness of Darkness;
  another interest was croquet, and he won a number of masters singles
  and doubles championships and was inducted into the United States
  Croquet Hall of Fame in addition to serving as president of the
  Croquet Foundation of America; and
         WHEREAS, In all his endeavors, Mr. Chilton enjoyed the love
  and support of his wife, Missy, his son, Bill, and his
  granddaughter, Jaclyn; and
         WHEREAS, A true Renaissance man, Bob Chilton lived a full and
  generous life, pursuing his passions and contributing to his
  community with equal commitment, and he leaves behind a legacy that
  will be a continuing source of inspiration; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature, 3rd Called Session, hereby pay tribute to the memory
  of James Edward Robert Chilton III and extend heartfelt sympathy to
  all who mourn his passing; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for his family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Bob