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Congressman Tim Ryan

Representing the 13th District of Ohio

October 2, 2006: Akron Federal Building Will Be Named 'John F. Seiberling Federal Building'

November 20, 2006
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) - On Friday, Congress passed a bill introduced by Congressman Tim Ryan to name the Federal Building and Courthouse in Akron after former Akron-area Congressman John Seiberling. The bill now heads to the President where he is expected to sign it this week. 

"Over the last 5 years, I have come to know John Seiberling as a friend, mentor and role model for what it truly means to be a dedicated and distinguished public official," said Congressman Ryan. "Mr. Seiberling is among our most respected leaders and this is a distinction that is well-deserved."

After leaving Congress, Congressman Seiberling remained one of our nation's leading advocates for conservation and environmental protection.

Ryan added, "Since introducing this bill, I have learned from many of my colleagues who had the good fortune to serve with Mr. Seiberling that he epitomized civility in his words and actions-with colleagues, staff, and others. I am humbled to have had the opportunity to work with my colleagues to pass this bill."

According to the legislation, the Federal building located at 2 South Main Street in Akron shall be known and designated as the "John F. Seiberling Federal Building". The bill now awaits action in the Senate.

Following the President's signing of Ryan's bill-which makes the name designation federal law-a formal dedication ceremony will be held.