H.Res. 18: Honoring the life, achievements, and contributions of Paul Newman

H.Res. 18

Honoring the life, achievements, and contributions of Paul Newman

Sponsor
Rep. Steve Cohen

Date
February 24, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 18 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) on January 6, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 18 resolves that the House of Representatives "honors the life and accomplishments of Paul Newman for his many contributions to American film, theater, and philanthropy."

Background

Paul Newman was born on January 26, 1925, in Shaker Heights, Ohio. After serving in the Navy during World War II, Newman graduated from Kenyon College and the Yale School of Drama.

Paul Newman's acting career spanned 50 years. He was nominated for ten Oscar Awards and won Best Actor in 1986 for his role in "The Color of Money." Newman won the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1985.

In 1982, Newman started Newman's Own, a food and beverage company which began with salad dressings. Paul Newman was also a dedicated philanthropist, and he donated all profits from Newman's Own to educational and charitable purposes.

Paul Newman passed away in September 2008, and is remembered as an actor, entrepreneur, and humanitarian.