[Congressional Record Volume 169, Number 55 (Monday, March 27, 2023)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E261]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                        RECOGNIZING JACK FAEGRE


                        HON. MICHAEL C. BURGESS

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, March 27, 2023

  Mr. BURGESS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of Jack 
Oliver Faegre. His familiar face, engaging personality and the guidance 
he regularly provided will be missed within the Robson Ranch community 
and among local voters who knew him for his faithful service each 
  While widely known within Denton County, like many North Texans, Jack 
became a proud Texan after spending most of his youth in the Midwest. 
Jack was born June 15, 1934 to Selmer Albert Faegre and Mabel Lucile 
Monroe in Jefferson Township, Allamakee County, Iowa. He graduated from 
Iowa State University with an Engineering Degree and served as an 
officer in the Army Corps of Engineers from 1959 to 1969; retiring as a 
  After serving in the Corps, Jack settled in Texas to raise his 
family, working initially at Texas Instruments in Dallas before moving 
to other engineering roles at Frito-Lay and Rockwell International. A 
lifelong supporter of the Dallas Cowboys, Jack was also an avid skier 
in his younger years and loved taking ski vacations with his family. He 
eventually retired from Rockwell International and settled into the 
Robson Ranch Community just outside of Denton.
  During his retirement years, he was highly active in Denton County 
elections as an Election Judge and served as Republican Precinct Chair 
for Robson Ranch, the only person to hold that office in his precinct. 
One of his passions was making sure that the people in his community 
had an opportunity to vote. He was very instrumental in convincing the 
Robson executives to allow the clubhouse to be a polling site for Early 
and Election Day Voting.
  The void Jack leaves will be felt by his family, friends, and all who 
knew him. I extend my deepest sympathies to his wife, Creeda, and his 
entire family. I join them in the appreciation of his memory and in 
celebrating the long-term impact he had on the lives and communities 
where he was so actively engaged.