The Honorable John Myers.
Sad news reaches us about our longtime colleague, The Honorable John Myers. John passed away in Indiana today. There were many reasons that we were honored to include John as a member of our firm. Probably foremost among these was the high esteem that Members of Congress of both parties held John. He commanded bipartisan respect for his work on the House Appropriations Committee and the Ethics Committee.
John did not enjoy serving on the Ethics Committee but he took the responsibility very seriously, carrying out his responsibilities with the highest of professionalism. John’s work on the Appropriations Committee was notable for the way he worked in the highest and best traditions of public service. John always looked at appropriations issues through a non-partisan prism, evaluating on the merits. No tribute would be complete without a reference to John’s wonderful personality outside of Congress. Our colleague Bob Flowers recalls how John was always welcomed as a special guest at Army Corps of Engineers events:
John Myers was a frequent visitor when I commanded the Mississippi Valley Division from 1995 to 1997. He and his wife made every end of inspection voyage on the Motor Vessel Mississippi, which is the flagship of the Corps’ fleet. John and his wife would join us for this cruise and were always the life of the party. He would regale us with stories, tell jokes and occasionally dance with his wife. He was a great friend and supporter of the Army Corps of Engineers and we always looked forward to his attendance at Corps events.
For more information about John, please click here for an article in the Terre Haute Tribune Star. RIP, John.
Robert K. Dawson Founder