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Rep. Williams Honors Dan Jenkins on House Floor

Mar 12, 2019
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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) took to the House floor Tuesday to honor the life and legacy of Dan Jenkins.

Williams’ remarks are below.

"Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this time to honor a great man and even better friend, Mr. Dan Jenkins, who passed away last Thursday, at the age of 90.

“Many of us know Mr. Jenkins as a sports and literary icon. He wrote for The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, Golf Digest, and the list goes on. He won countless awards and authored more than 20 books, all the while representing our shared alma mater, Texas Christian University.

“He was a true sports phenomenon and he greatly impacted my life. In fact, he played a role in my decision to attend and play baseball at TCU.
“He was a vital member of the Horned Frogs golf team and has always been a regular at TCU sporting events. Just recently, the school named the press box at Amon G. Carter Stadium after him.

“At 90, you may wonder what kept Mr. Jenkins going all these years. The answer is that he never stopped writing. He was quoted saying ‘I want to keep my mind active. I don’t believe in retirement. Everybody who retires too early dies too early.”

“Sadly, no matter what age Mr. Jenkins left this Earth, it would have been too soon.

“I join the Fort Worth community in mourning an absolute legend in sports and in the media, but I take comfort in knowing his legacy will carry on for generations to come.

“I hope you join me in praying for Mr. Jenkins’ wife, June, his sons, Danny and Marty, and his daughter, Sally, during this difficult time.

“May God bless their family and go frogs!

“In God we trust, I yield back.”

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