[Congressional Bills 108th Congress]
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[S. Res. 199 Introduced in Senate (IS)]







108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
S. RES. 199

      Commending John E. Dolibois for dedication to his country, 
  contributions to global education, and more than a half-century of 
                          service to humanity.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                July 23 (legislative day, July 21), 2003

 Mr. DeWine submitted the following resolution; which was referred to 
                     the Committee on the Judiciary

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                               RESOLUTION


 
      Commending John E. Dolibois for dedication to his country, 
  contributions to global education, and more than a half-century of 
                          service to humanity.

Whereas John Dolibois was born in Luxembourg and when he arrived in the United 
        States of America at 12 years of age, he was not able to speak English, 
        but learned it quickly and added it to his fluency in German and French;
Whereas John Dolibois became a naturalized citizen in 1941;
Whereas John Dolibois' service as a captain in United States Army intelligence 
        called on his highly developed personal skills to make him a prime 
        interrogator of 86 top Nazi prisoners, in preparation for and during the 
        International War Crimes Trial in Nuremberg after World War II;
Whereas John Dolibois contributed to spreading the understanding of World War II 
        atrocities by speaking publicly for decades about his experiences 
        following the War Crimes Trial, including speaking engagements this 
        year;
Whereas John Dolibois served Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for 34 years, 
        including service as vice president for university relations from 1967 
        to 1981, and while in that role he was instrumental in the University 
        establishing an overseas campus in Luxembourg, named the John E. 
        Dolibois European Center;
Whereas John Dolibois was responsible for funds raised in the late 1940s through 
        early 1980s that helped build Miami University's art museum, conference 
        center, chapel, and alumni center, and helped provide numerous 
        scholarships;
Whereas John Dolibois authored major sections on alumni programming and college 
        public relations in the International Encyclopedia of Higher Education 
        and contributed articles to the State Department's ``Exchange Magazine'' 
        on international education;
Whereas John Dolibois received the Miami University's highest honor, the 
        Benjamin Harrison Medal, and the ``Citizen of the Year'' award from an 
        Oxford, Ohio, committee of residents in 1963, in part for his service as 
        a trustee to the Lane Public Library and as a director of the Community 
        Chest;
Whereas John Dolibois was 1 of 12 United States citizens named by President 
        Richard Nixon to the Board of Foreign Scholarships, which he served on 
        for 3 terms, supervising the Fulbright Program and playing a major role 
        in the development of the Fulbright Alumni Program;
Whereas John Dolibois' personal and diplomatic skills further distinguished his 
        ability to communicate effectively, allowing him to serve as the United 
        States Ambassador to Luxembourg from 1981 to 1985, upon the request of 
        President Ronald Reagan;
Whereas John Dolibois, as a member of Luxembourg's Board of Economic 
        Development, encouraged United States business in Luxembourg and 
        stimulated trade between Luxembourg and Ohio;
Whereas John Dolibois has been decorated twice by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg 
        for his wartime service and his contributions to international education 
        and tourism;
Whereas John Dolibois has stayed connected to youth via 50 years of activity 
        with the Boy Scouts, including becoming an Eagle Scout, serving as a 
        vice president for the Dan Beard Scout Council in Cincinnati, and 
        receiving scouting's highest honor, the Silver Beaver Award;
Whereas John Dolibois earned critical acclaim for his memoir, ``Pattern of 
        Circles'', in which he professed his gratitude for the United States of 
        America, his adopted country; and
Whereas John Dolibois was inducted into Ohio's Veterans Hall of Fame in 1998 and 
        has been noted in ``Who's Who in America'' and ``Who's Who in the 
        World'': Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the Senate--
            (1) commends John E. Dolibois for superior lifetime 
        achievements, an indisputable resolve to contribute, and an 
        inspirational legacy of service to this country and to the 
        global community; and
            (2) expresses its appreciation for his life-long service.
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