Statement by the President: The Death of Congressman Julian Dixon (12/8/00)
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary
          (Aboard Air Force One en route Andrews Air Force Base)

For Immediate Release
December 8, 2000

                        STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT

     Hillary and I were deeply saddened to learn of the death of
Congressman Julian Dixon.  Julian was a champion for the people of his
district, his state, and our nation.  In his 22 years in the United States
Congress, Julian worked tirelessly for his district, served with
distinction on the Appropriations and Intelligence Committees, was a
powerful advocate for the people of the District of Columbia, and worked
hard to make sure that the voices of the less fortunate could always be
heard.   He was a kind, gentle man who earned the admiration and respect of
all who knew him.   I saw that recently when we visited a wonderful diner
in his district together.  I will miss him, and I join all Americans in
honoring Julian Dixon for this lifetime of service to his country.  Our
thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Bettye, his son Carey, his family
and many friends.


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