[Congressional Record (Bound Edition), Volume 145 (1999), Part 7]
[Senate]
[Pages 9912-9913]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]



                          TRIBUTE TO JOE TAUB

 Mr. LAUTENBERG. Mr. President, I rise today to pay tribute to 
a great friend, Joe Taub, in celebration of his 70th birthday on May 
19th. Joe is a tremendously hard worker and a world-class 
philanthropist, and I'm proud to say he's been my friend for almost 50 
years.
  Joe came from humble beginnings in Paterson, NJ to join me in 
founding Automatic Data Processing in 1949. Today, the company employs 
over 30,000 people in the U.S. and Europe. Even after leaving ADP in 
1971, Joe continued to lead an active business life, starting his own 
company and becoming owner of the New Jersey Nets basketball team. 
Along the way, Joe donated his time to several charities and with his 
wife, Arlene, established the Taub-Gorelick Laboratory at Memorial 
Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to aid breast cancer victims.
  Joe has always worked to improve the world around him. To help keep

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inner city kids off the streets, he financed several scholarships and 
started the Taub-Doby Basketball League. And he contributed to the 
redevelopment of Paterson by giving the city a museum documenting its 
history.
  Mr. President, Joe isn't remarkable just for his business 
achievements and philanthropy. He's also been a loving, devoted husband 
for 45 years and has done a wonderful job as a father and grandfather.
  I would like to extend my heartfelt best wishes to a long-time friend 
and former business partner in honor of his 70th birthday. Joe, on 
behalf of myself and all those whose lives you have touched, we wish 
you the best.

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