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IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
2007 Ron Paul 45:1
Mr. PAUL. Madam Speaker, 2007 marks Valerian Huvars 52nd year of service as the county clerk for Victoria, Texas, making him the longest serving county clerk in Texas history. I am pleased to join the residents of Victoria in extending my thanks and congratulations to Mr. Huvar.
2007 Ron Paul 45:2
Mr. Huvar, the son of Fred and Stella Huvar, was born in El Campo, Texas on October 19, 1919. Mr. Huvar has resided in Victoria since he was 4 months old. A 1937 graduate of St. Joseph High School, Mr. Huvar worked for the local Goodyear Tire Store until December 30, 1941, when he entered the military. Mr. Huvar spent 5 years in the Army Air Corps Ordnance Department, earning the rank of Master Sergeant.
2007 Ron Paul 45:3
After his discharge from active duty, Mr. Huvar returned to the local Goodyear Tire Store, this time as the stores manager. Soon thereafter he went to work at the local Montgomery Ward where he set up their business office. In 1950, he went to work as a teller in the First Victoria National Bank.
2007 Ron Paul 45:4
In 1954, Mr. Huvar successfully ran for Victoria County Clerk. He was officially sworn in on January 1, 1955, and has held the position ever since.
2007 Ron Paul 45:5
Mr. Huvar married Luella Edwards of Blanco, Texas, on May 4, 1947. She passed away on January 7, 1984. Valerian and Luella have four children — Charlotte, Carolyn, Dennis, and Michael, 10 grandchildren, and five great- grandchildren.
2007 Ron Paul 45:6
Madam Speaker, for over 5 decades the people of Victoria County have benefited from Mr. Valerian Huvars dedication and professionalism. I am pleased to join my constituents and friends in Victoria in paying tribute to the accomplishments of this remarkable Texan.