Resolution J185-2013

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

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

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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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