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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 137 – John A. Brandt recognized


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SCR137.....................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
JOHN A. BRANDT - Recognizing the accomplishments of a native son of the
state of Idaho, John H. Brandt, and joining with his many friends and
colleagues in expressing our sympathy to his family and our appreciation
for his many contributions.

03/09    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
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03/11    10th ord - ADOPTED - voice vote
    Title apvd - to House
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    Rules susp - ADOPTED, voice vote
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03/22    To enrol - rpt enrol - Pres signed - Sp signed
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 ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature                 First Regular Session - 1999

                                      IN THE SENATE

                           SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 137

                                BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

 1                               A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 5    Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:

 6        WHEREAS, John H. Brandt of Nampa, noted civic leader, philanthropist,  and
 7    realtor died on Friday, February 26, 1999, at a Nampa hospital; and
 8        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Brandt  was  born  in Nampa on April 7, 1904, the eldest of
 9    Herman and Grace Brandt's seven children; and
10        WHEREAS, he graduated magna cum laude from the College of  Idaho  in  1926
11    and, in 1932 the College of Idaho awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Law; and
12        WHEREAS,  Mr. Brandt maintained a lifelong interest in education and was a
13    teacher, coach, principal and superintendent in Midvale and Cambridge,  served
14    on  the Nampa Board of Trustees and was president of the Idaho School Trustees
15    Association; and
16        WHEREAS, Mr. Brandt founded the Brandt Agency real estate  firm  in  1936,
17    and  remained active in the real estate business well into his 90s, serving as
18    president of the Idaho Association of Realtors, chairman  of  the  Idaho  Real
19    Estate  Commission and director of the National Association of Realtors in the
20    course of his long career; and
21        WHEREAS, Mr. Brandt was also a longtime director of Provident Federal Sav-
22    ings and Loan and served as vice president and manager of  the  Nampa  office;
23    and
24        WHEREAS,  Mr. Brandt developed numerous farms from sagebrush to productive
25    row cropland in southwestern Idaho and Nevada and derived  great  pleasure  in
26    "making the land bloom"; and
27        WHEREAS, when the original plans for the Interstate called for a bypass of
28    Nampa,  he  was instrumental in conceiving the present route of the Interstate
29    and convincing the appropriate governmental agencies of  the  wisdom  of  this
30    course of action; and
31        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Brandt was active in a broad spectrum of community affairs.
32    He became a member of the Lions Club in 1937, and while  president,  organized
33    the development of Lincoln (Lions) Park.  He received a life membership in the
34    Lions and was named a Lions International Melvin Jones Fellow. He received the
35    Rotary  Club  Award for Community Service,  an honorary lifetime membership in
36    the Nampa Chamber of Commerce, and the Robert W. Wood Award for voluntary ser-
37    vice for the economic development of the City of  Nampa.  He  also  served  as
38    president  and  a director of the Nampa Industrial Commission, was a member of
39    the Snake River Stampede Board, introduced Junior Achievement to Canyon County
40    and served on its board for many years. He was appointed  to  the  President's
41    Advisory  Committee  of  Northwest  Nazarene  College and received the Emerson
42    Award for Community Service. Mr. Brandt was also appointed to  the  Governor's
43    Blue Ribbon Water Committee and the Endowment Fund Investment Board; and
44        WHEREAS, Mr. Brandt was well-known for his philanthropy. Brandt Auditorium


 1    was named for him and his wife in recognition of their donations to the build-
 2    ing  of the Nampa Civic Center and the John H. & Orah I. Brandt Fine Arts Cen-
 3    ter at Northwest Nazarene College also honors  the  Brandt's   generosity.  In
 4    keeping  with  his love of learning and giving spirit, Mr. Brandt  established
 5    the Brandt Free Enterprise Chair Endowment Trust at Albertson College; and
 6        WHEREAS, his diverse interests included rock  hounding,  creating  jewelry
 7    and other objects of art, and singing with the Nampa Barbershop Chorus; and
 8        WHEREAS,  John  Brandt  was greatly loved and respected for his leadership
 9    and his devotion to his family, friends, church  and community.
10        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session
11    of the Fifty-fifth Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of  Representa-
12    tives  concurring therein, that the Legislature recognizes the accomplishments
13    of a native son of the state of Idaho, John H. Brandt, and join with his  many
14    friends and colleagues in expressing our sympathy to his family and our appre-
15    ciation for his many contributions.
16        BE  IT  FURTHER  RESOLVED  that the Secretary of the Senate be, and she is
17    hereby authorized and directed to forward a copy of  this  resolution  to  the
18    family of John H. Brandt and his children, Joan, Don and Marilyn.