Revision: March 21, 2012, midnight
House Resolution No. 30
Memorializing State Representative James F. Powers
Whereas, we have learned with great sorrow of the death of our friend and colleague, James F. Powers of Portsmouth, who was serving his third term representing the citizens of Rockingham County District #16, Portsmouth and Newington; and,
Whereas, Jim Powers served with distinction as a member of the Committee on Environment and Agriculture, where his colleagues said that he really thought about material presented, listened to both sides of issues and handled his duties in a balanced and an extremely professional manner; and,
Whereas, many people admired Jim Powers for his sense of humor, never unkind or at the expense of another, described as razor sharp by some and very subtle by others, yet always with a sparkle in his eyes; and
Whereas, James F. Powers was an avid outdoor enthusiast, especially fond of hiking, gardening and skiing – a passion which led to his involvement with the creation of the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, as well as his memberships in the Sierra Club, Audubon Society, Appalachian Mountain Club and the Nature Conservancy; and
Whereas, Jim Powers was a well respected member of the New Hampshire Psychological Association, receiving that organizations 2005 Distinguished Contribution Award for his legislative work on “human welfare;” and
Whereas, Jim Powers was described by his past committee chairmen as “one of the nicest people I ever knew…a gentleman” and “our conscience and our goodness;” now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, by the House of Representatives in Regular Session convened, that James F. Powers be granted the highest praise and accolades and our thanks for his service to his community and his state; and be it further
RESOLVED, that expressions of heartfelt sympathy be extended to his family and that a suitable copy of this Resolution be prepared for presentation to them.
Offered by the House of Representatives.