[Congressional Record Volume 140, Number 14 (Friday, February 11, 1994)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
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                         TRIBUTE TO SAUL WEPRIN


                         HON. CHARLES B. RANGEL

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                       Friday, February 11, 1994

  Mr. RANGEL. Mr. Speaker, I rise to pay tribute to a great New Yorker 
and a great civic leader, former speaker of the New York State Assembly 
Saul Weprin. Mr. Weprin left us early this morning in Long Island 
Jewish Hospital, at the age of 66.
  Mr. Speaker, Saul Weprin served admirably in the Nation's greatest 
State legislature since 1971, when he gained office in a special 
election. During his tenure, Mr. Weprin held a series of chairmanships 
that left his indelible mark on New York State government.
  As chairman of the assembly judiciary committee, Mr. Weprin helped 
write New York's equitable distribution divorce law. As chairman of the 
ways and means committee and then as speaker, Mr. Weprin had a 
tremendous influence on tax and spending policy, working closely with 
Governor Cuomo. During this time, Mr. Weprin was known to lead with 
grace, wit, and humility--a precious commodity for many who hold public 
  Mr. Speaker, I offer my condolences to Mr. Weprin's surviving wife, 
Sylvia, and his three sons, Barry, David, and Mark. May his memory be 
for a blessing.