[Congressional Record Volume 166, Number 177 (Friday, October 16, 2020)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E963]
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                            HON. ADAM SMITH

                             of washington

                    in the house of representatives

                        Friday, October 16, 2020

  Mr. SMITH of Washington. Madam Speaker, I rise today to congratulate 
Lem Howell on receiving the Charles A. Goldmark Distinguished Service 
Award. This award is presented to an individual or organization that 
has advanced the cause of equal justice.
  Lem graduated from Lafayette College, with honors, in 1958 and then 
received his law degree from New York University in 1964. He went on to 
practice law in the state of Washington. Lem is a true champion of 
justice and never stopped fighting for what was right. He won landmark 
cases that significantly advanced civil rights in the state of 
Washington, including ensuring equality of opportunity for people of 
color in education and employment.
  Throughout his truly legendary career he became one of the country's 
most prestigious civil rights lawyers and made a name as one of the 
best trial lawyers of his generation. He is also a co-founder of the 
Loren Miller Bar Association, a civil rights organization dedicated to 
fighting against discrimination and racism. Lem was a giant among men 
in the courtroom; his courage and devotion were unparalleled; and I am 
grateful for his work in advancing civil rights in Washington.
  Madam Speaker, it is my privilege and honor to congratulate Lem 
Howell on this well-deserved award and recognize his remarkable career.