[eDebate] Sad News

Josh jbhdb8
Wed Jun 3 22:28:44 CDT 2009

Frank will be missed, I fondly remember him flowing many of my and my
teams debates in D3 on those gigantic pads....So many great memories...


A sad day indeed,


On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 10:39 PM, Jarrod Atchison
<jarrod.atchison at gmail.com>wrote:

> It is with great sadness that I write to let the debate community know that
> Frank Harrison passed away Monday, June 1, at his home in Galveston, TX.
> Frank was the Director of Debate at Trinity University for twenty years.
> During that time he was a tremendous coach, teacher, and friend to countless
> debaters both at Trinity University and within the debate community at
> large. At the 1961 National Debate Tournament, Frank was third speaker and
> final round participant for King's College. He later earned a degree from
> Harvard Law and served as a United States Representative for the state of
> Pennsylvania. Debate, however, was his passion. He was the 2003 Dr. Lucy M.
> Keele Award winner, chair of the National Debate Tournament committee, and
> host of the 1991 National Debate Tournament. Although he had success
> coaching throughout the nation, his heart was always with the American
> Debate Association where he served in almost every official capacity
> including president. There are already articles being written on his tenure
> in Congress (like the two below), but I hope that we will be vigilant in
> reminding the world that Frank Harrison was first and foremost a director of
> debate and that in that role he was one of our best.
> Sincerely,
> Jarrod Atchison
> http://www.citizensvoice.com/articles/2009/06/03/news/doc4a26fc39911f1177769059.txt
> http://lulacpoliticaletter.blogspot.com/2009/06/lulac-edition-837-june-3rd-2009.html
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