H.Res. 469: Honoring the life of Wayman Lawrence Tisdale and expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives on his passing

H.Res. 469

Honoring the life of Wayman Lawrence Tisdale and expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives on his passing

Sponsor
Rep. Tom Cole

Date
June 23, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 469 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) on May 21, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 469 would resolve that the House of Representatives express:

  • "Gratitude to Wayman Lawrence Tisdale for his exceptional character and for the example that he served as a testament to the powers of positive thinking; and
  • "Profound sorrow at the death of Mr. Tisdale and condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues, and to the State of Oklahoma that he represented so well."

 

Background

According to the resolution's findings, Mr. Tisdale left his mark on the sport of professional basketball with the Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, and Phoenix Suns, scoring more than 12,800 points and pulling down more than 5,000 rebounds in a 12-year career. Mr. Tisdale subsequently released 8 albums of jazz music following his extraordinary basketball career, and in 1995 Mr. Tisdale's jazz album Power Forward reached No. 4 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart, and Mr. Tisdale's album Way Up reached No. 1 on Billboard's Top 10.