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Honoring George G. Hart, M.D. upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring George G. Hart, M.D. upon the occasion
of his designation for special recognition by the New York State Academy
of Family Physicians Foundation

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those within our midst who have made signif-
icant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
George G. Hart, M.D. upon the occasion of his designation for special
recognition by the New York State Academy of Family Physicians Founda-
tion, to be celebrated on Friday, January 18, 2013; and
WHEREAS, This special occasion will be held during the New York State
Academy of Family Physicians Foundation's Annual Winter Weekend where
Dr. Hart is being acknowledged for his exemplary service to medicine and
to the community of greater Lake Placid, New York; and
WHEREAS, Born and raised in Lake Placid, Dr. Hart graduated from Lake
Placid High School and obtained both a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of
Medicine degrees from McGill University; and also was an intern at St.
Luke's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Hart enlisted in the United States Army Medical Corps as
a flight surgeon and was attached to the 46th Flight Squadron, 21st
Group during World War II; his military post was on the island of Iwo
Jima where he survived a Japanese Banzai attack on his bivouac area; and
WHEREAS, Being the only medical officer on duty in the area at that
time, Dr. Hart spent many hours caring for wounded soldiers during the
battle and was awarded the Silver Star for his valiant actions; and
WHEREAS, After the war, Dr. Hart returned to Lake Placid and opened a
general practice of medicine, became a member of the medical staff at
Placid Memorial Hospital and served as president of the medical staff at
Saranac Lake General Hospital; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Hart served as chairman of Medical Services for the 1980
Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, and was inducted into the Lake
Placid Hall of Fame; prior to that, he served as president of the New
York State Academy of Family Physicians from 1970-1971; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Hart has been married to Ruth Paine of Montreal, Canada,
since 1946 and they have four daughters, nine grandchildren and three
great grandchildren; they have both resided continuously in Lake Placid
since their marriage; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Hart has been called upon to contribute his time and
talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always given
of himself unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Dr. Hart has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout has been his family, all of whom feel
privileged to be a part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Dr. Hart has displayed throughout
his life; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor George G. Hart, M.D. upon the occasion of his designation for
special recognition by the New York State Academy of Family Physicians
Foundation; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to George G. Hart, M.D.

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  • 16 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 24 / Jan / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 24 / Jan / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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Resolutions, Legislative

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