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    Past RI President James Bomar dies at 87 James L. Bomar, Jr., president of Rotary International in 1979-80, died on 25 June evening at Bedford County Nursing
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      Past RI President James Bomar dies at 87

      James L. Bomar, Jr., president of Rotary International in 1979-80,
      died on
      25 June evening at Bedford County Nursing Home, Shelbyville,
      Tennessee, USA,
      after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.
      on 29
      June at First Presbyterian Church.

      Born 1 July, 1914, in Bedford County, Bomar joined the Rotary Club of
      Shelbyville in 1942. Fired by the belief that Rotarians can
      individually
      and collectively change the world for the better and with "Let
      Service Light
      The Way" as theme of the year he was RI president, the energetic
      Tennessee
      lawyer promoted world peace and goodwill internationally.

      Bomar was a member of the Tennessee, American, and Federal Energy bar
      associations and the International Society of Barristers. Very much
      the
      internationalist, Bomar's work and zeal to serve humanity took him
      across
      most U.S. states and to more than 30 countries. Bomar had a long and
      illustrious public career as speaker of the Tennessee House of
      Representatives, speaker of the State Senate, and lieutenant governor
      of
      Tennessee. In 1993, he was inducted into the Tennessee Walking Horse
      Hall
      of Fame. He also was a church leader, aviator, amateur actor,
      teacher,
      farmer, humanitarian and community leader.

      Bomar served RI as district governor, International Assembly
      discussion
      leader, committee member, Foundation trustee and chairman, director
      and
      vice-president as well as president. He received the PolioPlus
      Pioneer
      Award for his extraordinary service to PolioPlus. It was under his
      leadership that Rotary took the first step in the long campaign to
      eradicate
      polio worldwide.

      Past President Bomar is survived by his wife, Edith, two sons, five
      grandchildren, and a brother. In lieu of flowers, any gifts may be
      made
      to: Bomar Interact Foundation, c/o Jerry Adams, Treasurer, P.O. Box
      11482,
      Chattanooga, TN 37401, USA.

      Courtesy: Rotary News Basket 713
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