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Second Regular Session

Sixty-first General Assembly

LLS NO. M98­0873.01 RLH



also SENATORS J. Johnson and Bishop.


WHEREAS, By the Will of Divine Providence, our former member, the Honorable John Carroll, departed this life on January 28, 1998, at the age of 69; and

WHEREAS, John Carroll was born on June 10, 1928, in Boulder, Colorado; and

WHEREAS, John Carroll graduated from Gunnison High School at the age of 16, then attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he received a bachelor's degree in English at the age of 19; and

WHEREAS, John Carroll served his country in the Fifth Infantry Division of the United States Army, where he received a good conduct medal, and then returned to Denver to obtain his law degree from the University of Denver in 1952 as a Fulbright Scholar; and

WHEREAS, John Carroll became a member of this body in 1962 where he served faithfully for ten years, serving as the vice­chair of the Natural Resources committee as well as serving on the Business Affairs, Judiciary, State Affairs, Labor, Appropriations, Transportation and Highways, and Rules committees, and sponsoring criminal law revisions and consumer related bills; and

WHEREAS, Following his term in the legislature, John Carroll became the Northglenn city attorney; and

WHEREAS, During his practice of law after he left the legislature, John Carroll participated in precedent setting cases in Colorado that limited sovereign immunity, set aside releases where the nature and extent of injuries are unknown to the plaintiff, and changed Workers' Compensation Law; and

WHEREAS, John Carroll was devoted to protecting the rights and interests of the working class and to guaranteeing dignified treatment of ordinary individuals at the hands of the law; and

WHEREAS, John Carroll also made time for civic responsibilities, including participating in the Lions Club, the Adams County Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and the International, American, Colorado, Adams County, and Denver Bar Associations, and he served as director of the Westminster and District 50 Civil Boosters Association, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and the Colorado chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union; and

WHEREAS, John Carroll was the editor­in­chief of "Trial Talk" from 1981 to 1989; and

WHEREAS, In his spare time, John Carroll published several articles in the "Archaeological Review", published one book, traveled extensively, and taught himself eight languages; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty­first General Assembly of the State of Colorado, the Senate concurring herein:

That we, the members of the Colorado General Assembly, hereby pay tribute to John Carroll for his many contributions to the people of the state of Colorado whom he served well and faithfully.

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted to his daughters, Majorie Dianne Carroll, Barbara Lynn Carroll, Debra Hunt Carroll, and Morgan Lenore Carroll, his son, Michael John Carroll Wilson, his stepson, Douglas Bradley, his former wives, Rebecca L. Bradley and Joan Appel Carroll Garner, and his friend, Marvin Woolf.