CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
S. 234 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) on January 14, 2009.
S. 234 designates 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".
Colonel John H. Wilson, Jr. fought for the United States 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 years.