Journal of the House of Representatives of the Regular Session of the Sixtieth Legislature of the State of Texas, Volume 1 Page: 73
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Mr. Heatly offered the following resolution:
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Whereas, A proud record of achievement and faithful stew-
ardship for his state and the people he served closed with the
death on December 1, 1966, of John H. Winters, long-time Di-
rector of the Texas State Department of Public Welfare; and
Whereas, This dedicated public servant became State Welfare
Director some 23 years ago, and his compassion for those under
his jurisdiction-the aged, the dependent children, the halt, and
the blind-brought him the love and respect of employees of his
department and recipients alike; and
Whereas, State officials and members of legislative appro-
priations committees paid tribute to his administrative ability,
to his pride in running a fair and efficient program that had in-
Whereas, This warm and friendly man often chuckled about
the many times he received long distance telephone calls from
welfare recipients who wanted to talk to the man at the top-
the man whose name was seen on thousands of letters as mil-
lions of welfare applications were processed; and
Whereas, He had the balance required to satisfy both the
admirers and detractors of public welfare programs and was a
respected authority in the field; and
Whereas, His depth of understanding and kindliness of heart
made him an outstanding humanitarian, respected by all who
knew him; and
Whereas, His main interests were his job and his work in the
Baptist Church, of which he had long been a member; and
Whereas, With his death, the State of Texas lost an outstand-
ing administrator and those in the official State family lost a
valued associate and valued friend; and
Whereas, He is survived by his wife, his mother, and one
son, J. S. Winters of Austin, as well as two brothers and a
Whereas, The 60th Legislature wishes to pay tribute to this
outstanding public servant and welfare authority, whose devo-
tion to his duties as Director of the Texas State Department
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