Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Win Paul honored by state public officials, friends and family
The Morning News

Rockefeller Bust Unveiled At State Capitol

LITTLE ROCK -- A bronze bust honoring the late Lt. Gov. Win Rockefeller was unveiled during a ceremony in the state Capitol Wednesday.
Rockefeller's widow, Lisenne, and other family members and friends attended the event, along with the governor and other state lawmakers and officials.
The bronze bust, sculpted by Kevin Kresse of Little Rock, cost about $30,000 and was funded with private donations.
The bust will be placed outside the lieutenant governor's office, facing the stairs that lead to the Senate chamber.
Later in the day, Rockefeller's widow and family were honored on the floor of the Senate and presented a citation.
Kresse also was presented a citation.
Rockefeller, the billionaire son of the late Republican Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller, died July 16, 2006. He was 57. He was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder that often leads to leukemia and underwent two bone marrow transplants in an unsuccessful attempt to treat the disorder.
Win Rockefeller, also a Republican, was elected lieutenant governor in a special election in November 1996. He was re-elected in 1998 and in 2002.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rockefeller and his father before him did a lot for Arkansas. I wish he were in the governor's chair. He would be leading the charge to stop that coal-fired plant even though he would be another Republican governor.