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S.Res. 319 (107th): A resolution recognizing the accomplishments of Professor Milton Friedman.

The text of the bill below is as of Aug 1, 2002 (Resolution Agreed to by Senate).



2d Session

S. RES. 319

Recognizing the accomplishments of Professor Milton Friedman.


August 1, 2002

Mr. GRAMM submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


Recognizing the accomplishments of Professor Milton Friedman.

Whereas Nobel Laureate economist Professor Milton Friedman was born on July 31, in the year 1912, the fourth and youngest child to Austro-Hungarian immigrants in Brooklyn, New York;

Whereas he served as a research staffer to the National Bureau of Economic Research from 1937 to 1981;

Whereas he helped implement wartime tax policy at the United States Treasury from 1941 to 1943, and further contributed to the war effort from 1943 to 1945 at Columbia University by studying weapons design and military tactics;

Whereas he served as a professor of economics at the University of Chicago from 1946 to 1976;

Whereas he was a founding member and president of the Mont Pelerin Society;

Whereas he was awarded the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 1976;

Whereas since 1977 he has served as a Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University;

Whereas in 1988 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom; and

Whereas he has been a champion of an all-volunteer armed forces, an advisor to presidents, and has taught the American people the value of capitalism and freedom through his public broadcasting series: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved, That the United States Senate commend and express its deep gratitude to Professor Milton Friedman for his invaluable contribution to public discourse, American democracy, and the cause of human freedom.