H.R. 516: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2105 East Cook Street in Springfield, Illinois, as the “Colonel John H. Wilson, Jr. Post Office Building”

H.R. 516

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2105 East Cook Street in Springfield, Illinois, as the “Colonel John H. Wilson, Jr. Post Office Building”

Date
February 12, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Sarah Makin

Floor Situation

H. R. 516 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  This resolution was introduced by Representative Phil Hare (D-IL) on January 14, 2009.

Bill Summary

H. R. 516 designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2105 East Cook Street in Springfield, Illinois, as the ‘Colonel John H. Wilson, Jr. Post Office Building.'

Background

According to the sponsor's office, Colonel Wilson fought during World War II and was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry.  He later served in the U.S. Army Reserves and became the first African American from Illinois to be promoted to the rank of Colonel.  Colonel Wilson was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Springfield for 57 year.