The Speaker, on behalf of the entire membership of the House of Representatives, offered the following resolution:

            House Resolution No. 361.

            A resolution of tribute offered as a memorial for George W. Mans.

            Whereas, The members of this legislative body are saddened by the recent passing of George W. Mans, former member of the House of Representatives, who served the Twenty-third District for six years; and

            Whereas, George Mans was a lifelong and deeply rooted resident of Trenton, Michigan. After completing his education in the Trenton Public Schools, he attended the University of Michigan where he not only earned a bachelor's degree in history, but he also left an indelible mark in the annals of University of Michigan football as an All-Big Ten lineman and team captain. He later contributed his football knowledge and expertise as a coach for the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, and Michigan Technological University; and

            Whereas, George Mans' career as an elected official began with his tenure as a member of the Trenton Board of Education and later as Mayor of Trenton. In 1996, he was elected to the House of Representatives where he served for three terms and worked on committees concerning corrections, local government, transportation, public retirement, and veteran's affairs. Furthermore, he sponsored a host of bills that were enacted into law dealing with elections, education, and health; and

Whereas, George Mans impacted many lives within his sphere of influence. He leaves behind a loving wife, four children, and two grandchildren. As a business owner, public official, football coach, and overall stellar individual, George Mans' life and contributions will long be remembered; now, therefore, be it

            Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we offer this expression of our highest regard in memory of George W. Mans, a distinguished member of this legislative body from 1996-2002; and be it further

            Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Mans family as evidence of our lasting esteem for his memory.