H.Res. 1087: Honoring the life of John H. "Jack" Ruffin, Jr.

H.Res. 1087

Honoring the life of John H. "Jack" Ruffin, Jr.

Rep. John Barrow

March 10, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1087 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. John Barrow (D-GA) on February 22, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1087 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Recognizes Jack Ruffin as a great jurist in the State of Georgia and as an important figure in the civil rights movement; and
• "Recognizes the selfless and brave contributions that Jack Ruffin made to his community and to the law."


According to the resolution's findings, Jack Ruffin left a lasting impact on his State and the United States during his distinguished legal career as a civil rights attorney and as the first African-American chief judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals.