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E. Resolution in emoriam - John C. Darsie. Jr.
Governor Breathitt read the following Resolution on the death of
John C. Darsie, Jr.:
WHEREAS, John C. Darsie, Jr. served the University of Kentucky as
General Counsel for almost 30 years, until his untimely death at
Anstruther Farm, the Woodford County home he loved so well, and
WHEREAS, as General Counsel, he provided wise, dedicated service
to five University Presidents and seven Chairmen of the Board of
Trustees, through the terms of eight Governors of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky, and
WHEREAS, he was expert in a wide variety of legal issues specific
to the University community, and his counsel was in the tradition
of the highest standards of the legal profession, and
WHEREAS, his keen legal mind and unflinching devotion to the
University were important factors during the period of significant
growth the University experienced over the three decades of his
WHEREAS, while acting as counsel to the Board of Trustees and the
Presidents, his allegiance to the University of Kentucky was
unswerving and unsurpassed, and he endeavored always to act in the
best interest of the institution,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Kentucky
Board of Trustees on this third day of May, 1994, does hereby
recognize the excellent wisdom, service and counsel and does honor
the memory and friendship of JOHN C. DARSIE, JR. and directs that
this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of this meeting, and
that a copy be presented to members of his family.
Dr. Plattner said that "Mr. Darsie was a very fortunate man for he
got to do for a living what a lot of us would like to do for life, and
that is to have been associated with his alma mater in a place that he
loved." She said that he brought to his job every bit of excellence and
ethics that anyone could have ever offered to their university.
On motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, the
Resolution was adopted.
President Wethington said that John Darsie did give his
professional life to the University. He loved his work, and he did an
exceptionally fine job as Legal Counsel for the University of Kentucky.
He said that John will be deeply missed by everyone, both for his
professional contributions and his personal friendship and kindness.
President Wethington said that he was delighted that the Board took action
to pass a Resolution in honor of John C, Darsie, and it was his privilege
to speak in support of the Resolution. He said that a copy of the
Resolution would be sent to members of the family.