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WASHINGTON -- Bill Douglass, Convenience Store News’ 2008 Hall of Fame retailer honoree, was honored on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month by Texas Congressman Ralph Hall.
Hall, who was a special guest at the CSNews Hall of Fame festivities, held in Dallas in late October, was quoted in the Federal Register, the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as saying:
"Madam Speaker, it is my pleasure to rise today to honor an outstanding citizen of the Fourth District of Texas and my longtime friend, Bill Douglass of Sherman, as a 2008 Convenience Store Hall of Fame Inductee."
"This year’s Convenience Store News Hall of Fame induction ceremony in October honored Bill as much for his strong character, integrity and community service as for his business achievements. Bill was honored for his tireless efforts on behalf of the convenience and petroleum retailing industry and for the level of integrity that he has upheld over the years."
"The W. Douglass Distributing Co., which Bill founded in 1981 and which he serves as CEO, is a full-line distributorship and operator of the 15-unit Lone Star Food Stores chain serving the region of north Texas and southern Oklahoma."
Hall went on to cite Douglass’ many business and community accomplishments.
He added: "Bill Douglass is the kind of employer who leads by example. These are some of the words that his employees used to describe him and his family in a full-page newspaper ad: ‘wonderful, inspirational, brilliant, graceful, generous, charitable, tireless, encouraging, selfless, devoted, integrity.’"
"Bill Douglass embodies all of those qualities—and I ask my colleagues to join me today in recognizing this wonderful man and outstanding American."
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