Text: H.Res.149 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

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[H. Res. 149 Introduced in House (IH)]






109th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. RES. 149

Honoring the life and contributions of the late Dr. John B. Tsu for his 
  dedication and service to the United States of America through many 
high-level boards and commissions and for his service on behalf of the 
                   Asian Pacific American community.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 10, 2005

     Mr. Royce (for himself and Mr. Honda) submitted the following 
 resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the 
                               Workforce

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                               RESOLUTION


 
Honoring the life and contributions of the late Dr. John B. Tsu for his 
  dedication and service to the United States of America through many 
high-level boards and commissions and for his service on behalf of the 
                   Asian Pacific American community.

Whereas from 1958 to 1977, Dr. John B. Tsu taught at Seton Hall University in 
        New Jersey where he founded the Department of Asian Studies and Non-
        Western Civilization and served as Chair of the Department for 10 years;
Whereas in 1977, Dr. Tsu became the Director of Multicultural and Bilingual 
        Programs at the University of San Francisco, where he expanded the 
        Doctoral program from 9 students to 300, then established the Asian 
        Pacific Institute at John F. Kennedy University;
Whereas from 1989 to 1991, Dr. Tsu served as the Secretary of Education's 
        Representative for Region IX where he was instrumental in promoting the 
        Secretary's policies to school boards and institutions of higher 
        education throughout the western United States;
Whereas in 1990, Dr. Tsu was elected to the Board of Regents of John F. Kennedy 
        University;
Whereas in 1990, Dr. Tsu was appointed to the US-Japan Conference on Cultural 
        and Educational Interchange, where he became a Commissioner of the 
        Japan-US Friendship Commission;
Whereas from 1992 to 2005, Dr. Tsu served as President of the Asian American 
        Political Education Foundation and encouraged Asian Pacific Americans to 
        participate in the political arena;
Whereas Dr. Tsu was a life-long educator and served in numerous roles at Seton 
        Hall University, the University of San Francisco, Hoover Institution at 
        Stanford University, and John F. Kennedy University;
Whereas Dr. Tsu was honored with numerous awards, including citations from the 
        American Association of United Nations, the Institute of Chinese Culture 
        of New York, and the Outstanding Scholars in America, the Bishop McQuade 
        Medal of distinguished service as a faculty member at Seton Hall 
        University, and was named an honorary member of Alpha Mu Gamma and Phi 
        Kappa Theta;
Whereas Dr. Tsu served as the first Chairman of the International Leadership 
        Foundation in 2000 and was named Chair Emeritus in 2002, where he helped 
        pioneer educational and advancement opportunities for Asian Pacific 
        Americans of all ages and provided scholarships for Asian American 
        Students in public service and international affairs;
Whereas throughout his distinguished career and service to the community, Dr. 
        Tsu advised the Office of Presidential Appointments by recommending 
        hundreds of Asian Pacific Americans for top management and advisory 
        roles to serve various administrations dating back four decades;
Whereas Dr. Tsu's dedicated service on behalf of the Asian Pacific American 
        community was widely recognized by governors and Presidents, who 
        appointed him to many high-level boards and commissions, including 
        President Nixon, who appointed him to the Presidential Advisory 
        Commission on the Education of Disadvantaged Children, President Ford, 
        who appointed him to the National Heritage Studies Committee, President 
        George H.W. Bush, who appointed him as Co-Chair of the Presidential 
        Personnel Advisory Committee, and President George W. Bush, who 
        appointed him as Chair of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian 
        Americans and Pacific Islanders; and
Whereas Dr. Tsu devoted much of his time and energy to community projects and 
        committed his life to the service of others, always looking to build 
        relationships and to partner with other individuals and organizations to 
        provide more opportunities for the Asian Pacific American community: 
        Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) honors the life of the late Dr. John B. Tsu for his 
        dedication and service to the United States, for his service to 
        the Asian Pacific American community, and for his lifetime of 
        work as an educator who helped to promote Asian Pacific 
        American leaders; and
            (2) expresses its deepest sympathy and condolences to his 
        family.
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