RESOLUTION NO. RS2006-1434
A resolution requesting the United States Postal Service to issue a thirty-nine cent/First Class postage stamp recognizing Wilma Rudolph.
WHEREAS, Wilma Rudolph, who was born on June 23, 1940 in Clarksville, Tennessee, overcame the crippling polio disease to be one of the fastest women that ever lived; and
WHEREAS, Wilma Rudolph competed in the 1957 Olympics at the age of 16 where she won a bronze medal in the 4x100 meter relay; and
WHEREAS, after high school, Wilma Rudolph was granted a full track scholarship to Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she excelled on and off the track, and ultimately received her bachelors of education in 1963; and
WHEREAS, Wilma Rudolph sprinted to three gold medals at the 1960 summer Olympics in Rome, Italy, becoming the first woman from the United States to win three gold medals in one Olympics; and
WHEREAS, on July 14, 2004, the United States Postal Service issued a twenty-three cent stamp in honor of Wilma Rudolph; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the United States Postal Service issue a similar thirty-nine cent/First Class postage stamp to commemorate the life and achievements of Wilma Rudolph.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as requesting the United States Postal Service to issue a thirty-nine cent/First Class postage stamp recognizing Wilma Rudolph.
Section 2. The Metropolitan Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Resolution to the United States Postmaster General.
Section 3. That this Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Ludye
Wallace, Billy Walls, Edward Whitmore, Greg Adkins, Ginger Hausser, Jim Shulman,
Harold White, J. B. Loring, Jamie Isabel, Jason Hart
|Referred:||Rules & Confirmations Committee|
|Introduced:||July 18, 2006|
|Adopted:||July 18, 2006|
|Returned Unsigned by Mayor:||July 19, 2006|