Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Five months after his death, Westport’s Paul Newman has been honored by Congress.
Newman, who died last September of cancer, was given a posthumous honor on Tuesday as the U.S. House of Representatives approved a resolution recognizing the iconic actor’s life and achievements.
Rep. Steve Cohen, a Democrat from Tennessee, introduced the resolution honoring Newman. Rep. Jim Himes, the freshman Democratic congressman representing the 4th Congressional District, including Westport, was among 81 co-sponsors.
Cohen, a longtime admirer of Newman, wanted to honor him when he died but said Congress was out of session at the time. He decided to introduce the resolution when the 111th Congress convened and invited Himes to be one of the co-sponsors. (See WestportNow Jan. 8, 2009)
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But we’re still waiting for Westport to do something creative to commemorate this special guy.
Perhaps you were out of town?