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Ben Atchely Post Office Building

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BEN ATCHLEY POST OFFICE BUILDING -- (Extensions of Remarks - March 03, 2004)

SPEECH OF
HON. MARSHA BLACKBURN
OF TENNESSEE
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2004

Mrs. BLACKBURN. Madam Speaker, today I rise to pay tribute to a great Tennessee leader. State Senator Ben Atchley-better known as Gentle Ben-has served in the Tennessee General Assembly since 1972, where he began his service as Senate Republican leader in 1986.

It is appropriate that today we take time to thank Senator Atchley for his service and provide that the East Young High Pike U.S. Post Office in Ben's hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee be named in his honor. Senator Atchley graduated from Young High School, just down the street from this post office. When Ben and his wonderful wife Sue were first married, their apartment window looked out across the street to this very post office. Later, Ben worked next door to the post office, which will now be named after him. From high school student to Senate Leader, Gentle Ben has given back so much to his community and Tennessee.

I am pleased to recognize Senator Atchley for all of his many accomplishments and his work in the Tennessee General Assembly. The Tennessee congressional delegation and the U.S. House of Representatives proudly designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 137 East Young High Pike in Knoxville, Tennessee, most suitably, as the "Ben Atchley Post Office Building".

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