Ros-Lehtinen Pleased That Bill To Name Federal Courthouse Facility Located at 301 North Miami Avenue In Honor Of Judge C. Clyde Atkins
Has Been Approved By The House
Washington, DC --- Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, senior member of the Florida Congressional Delegation, is pleased that a bill to name the federal courthouse facility located at 301 North Miami Avenue in honor of Judge C. Clyde Atkins has been approved by the House. The legislation was approved on a voice vote.
Judge Atkins was a noble and dedicated public servant as a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida from 1966 until his death in 1999. The entire Florida Congressional delegation supported this resolution.
Prior to his appointment to the bench in 1966, Judge Atkins served as President of the Dade County Bar Association, president of the Florida Bar, Trustee of Mercy Hospital and Trustee of Biscayne College. Judge Atkins' unswerving dedication to the administration of the rule of law without consideration of race, creed, or natural origin was recognized by the National Conference of Christian and Jews, the American Judicature Society and the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith among others.
Said Ros-Lehtinen, "I am pleased that this bill was approved by the House because the life and service of Judge Atkins stands as a role model for any person who aspires to serve the interests of equal justice. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to take up this bill and approve it so that we can properly pay tribute to one of Florida's greatest jurists."