Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-09-21 21:37:00 –
Washington DC (WSMV)-US Congressman Jim Cooper has submitted a bill to rename the US Post Office at 2245 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. Cooper announced Tuesday in Nashville to honor the late Senator Therma Harper.
Cooper was attended by the entire Tennessee delegation as a co-sponsor of the bill in the US House of Representatives. Senators Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty also support the bill.
Harper was a highly beloved civil servant, the first African-American woman to be elected to Tennessee, and the longest female senator in Tennessee history. Metro At-Large Councilor Sharon Hurt helped Cooper lead the effort.
“Therma was a friend who included me in her family. She was a mentor, a teacher, and taught me how to convince even the worst public enemies,” Cooper said in a news release. Stated. “She was a true civil servant.”
“Through her life and career, Senator Therma Harper has taught us to pursue excellence, bring truth to power through policy, and rudely support the community,” Hart news. Mentioned in the release. “She paved the way for many of us, both personally and professionally, while providing a true example of devoted service. Commemorating the post office of the Metro Center (the district in front of her). Honoring the life and achievements of my Sorority Sister by doing is a deserving compliment to my former councilor and friends. “
Linda Harper, daughter of the late Senator, said: “Mom worked endlessly to help others, and I see this as a symbolic compliment to inspire future young leaders.”
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