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Councilman John Akouri, former Washington, DC Press Secretary & Capitol Hill Advisor, is President & CEO of the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

STATE OF MICHIGAN SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO THE LEBANESE AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


The Ninety-Third Legislature At Lansing Monday, May 09, 2005
LET IT BE KNOWN, That it is a genuine pleasure to command and congratulate The Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce and The Lebanese American community of Michigan.

The Lebanese American community of Michigan, as well as the rest of the United States have made lasting cultural contributions to our great country. Lebanese Americans have made significant contributions in America’s political system, as many have represented the Democratic Party, Republican Party, and the Independent Party. Many hold public office at all levels of government, having served in the US Senate, US House of Representatives, White House cabinets, White House Chief of Staff, military, and other high office administrations.

With the expansion of the automotive and steel industries during the early 1900’s, many Lebanese came to Michigan to work in the regions many factories. Since then, they have contributed significantly to Michigan as many ventured into new arenas such as business, law, education, medicine, entertainment, government, and other sectors.

Among the reasons for their arrival in Michigan, many Lebanese Americans cite family unification, economic advancement, and the escape from conflicts of the Middle East.

State Representative LaMar Lemmons III, The Third District
State Representative LaMar Lemmons Jr., The Second District
State Representative Barbara Farrah, The Thirteenth District
State Representative David Farhat, The Ninety-First District
State Representative John Garfield, The Forty-Fifth District
State Representative Aldo Vagnozzi, Thirty-Seventh District
State Senator Nancy Cassis, The Fifteenth District
State Senator Gilda Z. Jacobs, The Fourteenth District

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