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Legislation #: 080145 Introduction Date: 2/7/2008
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Title: Honoring Dr. Jerzy Hauptmann on his many achievements throughout his career.

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2/6/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/7/2008 Adopted

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Honoring Dr. Jerzy Hauptmann on his many achievements throughout his career.


WHEREAS, as professor emeritus of political science and public administration, Jerzy Hauptmann, Ph.D., had a distinguished career that spanned more than 50 years with Park University; and


WHEREAS, born and educated in Poland, Hauptmann served in the "underground" Polish Home Army during World War II. His participation in the Warsaw Uprising in August of 1944 led Hauptmann to spend several months as a Prisoner of War; and


WHEREAS, Dr. Hauptmann immigrated to the United States in 1950 where, following post-doctorial study at Northwestern University, he joined the faculty of Park University in 1951 and was renowned for his expertise in political science and public administration; and


WHEREAS, Dr. Hauptmann was a leading figure in Kansas Citys public administration community for more than four decades. He served as the founding president of the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration and organized and chaired the 1965 ASPA National Conference, which was held at Kansas Citys historic Muehlebach Hotel and featured President Harry S Truman as honorary chair; and


WHEREAS, in 1982, Dr. Hauptmann established Park Universitys Graduate School of Public Affairs in Downtown Kansas City. Many of his former students have served in leadership capacities for the City of Kansas City. In 2001, the school was named after Dr. Hauptmann in tribute to his fifty years at Park University; and


WHEREAS, Dr. Hauptmanns legacy lives on through multiple generations of students and colleagues, in Kansas City and throughout the world, who share his passion for knowledge and his commitment to service; NOW, THEREFORE,




That the Mayor and Council hereby honor Dr. Jerzy Hauptmann on his many achievements throughout his career; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that copies hereof be presented to his family in token of the sadness felt by the Mayor and Council on this occasion.