|St. Louis City Resolution Number 246
February 8, 2013
|Resolutions adopted during the 2012 session by the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
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Dr. Jerome B. Jones
WHEREAS, on Sunday February 24, 2013, in observance of Black History Month and the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Charles Sumner High School Alumni Association will host their 10th Annual Membership Round-Up. The event will recognize and honor the achievements of some of the City of St. Louis' African American "Firsts in Their Field" in various political and social positions/roles of distinction; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Jerome B. Jones was the first African American to become the superintendent of the St. Louis Public Schools; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Jones accepted this post in 1983 and served seven years before retiring in 1990; and
WHEREAS, in 1995 Dr. Jones came out of retirement to join the faculty of Howard University, where he founded and directed the Department of Educational and Administrative Policy.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Louis that we pause in our deliberations to recognize Dr. Jerome B. Jones and we recognize his success, achievement and accomplishment and we further direct the Clerk of this Board to spread a copy of this Resolution across the minutes of these proceedings and to prepare a commemorative copy to the end that it may be presented to our honoree at a time and place deemed appropriate by the Sponsor.
Introduced on the 8th day of February, 2013 by:
Honorable Samuel L. Moore, Alderman 4th Ward
Adopted this 8th day of February, 2013 as attested by:
David W. Sweeney
Clerk, Board of Aldermen
Lewis E. Reed
President, Board of Aldermen
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