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PUBLIC LAW 103-165—DEC. 2, 1993 107 STAT. 1975 Public Law 103-165 103d Congress Joint Resolution To express appreciation to W. Graham Claytor, Jr., for a lifetime of dedicated Dec. 2, 1993 and inspired service to the Nation. [H.J. Res. 294] Whereas W. Gr£tham Claytor, Jr., has announced his retirement at age 81 from the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, better known as Amtrak, where he has served as President and Chairman of the Board since 1982; Whereas W. Graham Claytor, Jr., has provided remarkable, energetic, inspired, and at times heroic service to the Nation during a career that has included service in the United States Navy, a brilliant legal career, leadership of one of the Nation's largest private railroads, service as Secretary of the Navy, Acting Secretary of Transportation, and Deputy Secretary of Defense, and stewardship of Amtrak during a period that witnessed the rebirth of the Nation's passenger rail system; Whereas W. Graham Claytor, Jr., has brought to his work enormous intellectual and analytical skills developed at the University of Virginia, where he received his bachelor's degree in 1933, and Harvard Law School, where he graduated in 1936 summa cum laude and as President of the Harvard Law Review; Whereas W. Graham Claytor, Jr., worked as a law clerk for two of the finest and most brilliant jurists in this Nation's history. Judge Learned Hand of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second District in 1936-1937, and Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis in 1937-1938, and later as an associate and partner at the law firm of Covington & Burling; Whereas W. Graham Claytor, Jr., served his Nation during World War II, advancing in the United States Navy from ensign to lieutenant commander, and held commands of the U.S.S. SC-516, the U.S.S. Lee Fox, and the U.S.S. Cecil J. Doyle; Whereas W. Graham Claytor, Jr., is credited with having saved almost 100 survivors of the sinking heavy cruiser U.S.S. Indianapolis, which had been torpedoed in shark-infested waters in the Pacific, by decisively changing the course of his ship, the U.S.S. Doyle, to rescue the survivors hoiu's before receiving orders to take part in the rescue;