Bill Text: VA HR520 | 2020 | 1st Special Session | Prefiled

Bill Title: Celebrating the life of Clayton Dale Duvall.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2020-08-28 - Agreed to by House [HR520 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2020-HR520-Prefiled.html
Offered August 18, 2020
Prefiled August 18, 2020
Celebrating the life of Clayton Dale Duvall.
Patrons-- Freitas and Webert

WHEREAS, Clayton Dale Duvall, an accomplished accountant, distinguished government executive, and beloved member of the Culpeper community, died on June 10, 2020; and

WHEREAS, a native of Washington state, Dale Duvall studied at Washington State University and Gonzaga University before graduating from Kinman Business University; and

WHEREAS, starting his career as a certified public accountant, Dale Duvall supported his industry as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants; and

WHEREAS, Dale Duvall was a managing partner of Morris, Lee & Company, an accounting firm in the Pacific Northwest, and specialized in fiscal and operational management in the fields of engineering and construction; and

WHEREAS, Dale Duvall greatly bolstered Ronald Reagan's path to the presidency in 1980, managing the politician's successful campaigns in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana; after the election, he moved to the Washington, D.C., area to serve on the President-elect's transition team and later assumed several senior leadership positions in the federal government; and

WHEREAS, in the latter half of his career, Dale Duvall served as vice president and treasurer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation at the Department of the Interior, and principal deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and facilities at the Department of Veteran Affairs; and

WHEREAS, raised on a farm in Washington, Dale Duvall embraced the pastoral life of his youth when he retired in 2003 and settled on a farm in Culpeper; he quickly became a leading member of his newfound community, ultimately serving as president of the Museum of Culpeper History while supporting various other historic preservation groups; and

WHEREAS, in recognition of his citizen service and unflagging efforts to preserve and celebrate local history, Dale Duvall was awarded the Culpeper Colonel Award by Culpeper County in 2015; and

WHEREAS, preceded in death by his daughter, Wendy, Dale Duvall will be dearly remembered and fondly missed by his loving wife of 36 years, Jewell; his children, Nanette, Steve, Bradley, and Scott, and their families; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of Clayton Dale Duvall, an esteemed accountant and government executive who touched countless lives through his leadership and service; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Clayton Dale Duvall as an expression of the House of Delegates' respect for his memory.