PROCLAMATION

 A PROCLAMATION HONORING THE LIFE OF HARRY LYNN HOPEWELL, JR.

                 WHEREAS, Harry Lynn Hopewell, Jr. was born December 19, 1937, in Portsmouth, Virginia, to Charlotte Ross Mathews Hopewell and the late Harry Lynn Hopewell; and

                 WHEREAS, Mr. Hopewell received his undergraduate degrees from William and Mary in Norfolk and Virginia Polytechnic Institute; and

                 WHEREAS, after graduating from college, Mr. Hopewell returned to Portsmouth in 1960 and served as president of Norcom Communications, Inc.; and

                 WHEREAS, in 1961, Mr. Hopewell accepted a position with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C; and

                WHEREAS, from 1961 until 1969, Mr. Hopewell served as a communications engineer with the CIA’s Office of Communications, and in 1968, he earned his MBA from Harvard Business School; and

                 WHEREAS, in 1976, he served as a legislative aide to Delegate Wyatt B. Durrette, Jr.; and

                WHEREAS, in 1980, he began working as a personal financial and investment adviser; and

                 WHEREAS, in 1986, Mr. Hopewell and his family moved to Fauquier County to live at Mount Airy, the home of his great-grandmother, Susan Payne Jones; and

                 WHEREAS, beginning in 1990, he served a four-year term on the Warrenton Architectural Review Board; and

                 WHEREAS, in 1994, he was appointed by Governor George Allen to a “Champion Schools” Commission in order to recommend improvements to Virginia’s public education system; and

                 WHEREAS, from 1996 to 1999, he was appointed by Governor George Allen to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; and

                WHEREAS, in 2000, he was appointed by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors to the Historic Resources Committee and served as chairman; and

                 WHEREAS, he contributed frequently to local newspapers, especially on the topics of schools and education, and was a published historian and author; and

                WHEREAS, Mr. Hopewell passed away on March 28, 2006, at the age of 68, leaving behind his wife, Leslie Hopewell, and his children, Harry Lynn Hopewell III, Mathew Hopewell, Stewart Hopewell, Todd Kamber and Erin Kamber, and three grandchildren; and

                 WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors wishes to recognize and honor Mr. Hopewell for his extraordinary life and his numerous significant contributions to the community; now, therefore, be it

                 PROCLAIMED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 11th day of May 2006, That Harry Lynn Hopewell, Jr. be, and is hereby, recognized and commended; and be it

                 PROCLAIMED FURTHER, That the Board of Supervisors does hereby wish to extend its deepest condolences to the surviving family of Harry Lynn Hopewell, Jr.

           

 

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Raymond E. Graham

Chairman of the Board

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