Metro council members, president release statements regarding Owsley Brown Frazier

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by WHAS11 editors

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 16, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 16 at 6:33 PM

Metro council president Jim King released the following statement after hearing the news of Owsley Brown Frazier's passing:

“Owsley Brown Frazier has left an important legacy for Metro Louisville and all who knew him. Not only did he realize the importance of history in the founding of the Frazier Museum but he also understood the importance of community with the work he did to raise millions for the education of young people in local schools, Bellarmine University and the University of Louisville. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Councilman David Tandy issued a statement on the passing of Owsley Brown Frazier:

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of Owsley Brown Frazier.  The city of Louisville and the global community has lost a true light, and will forever be impacted by his life, legacy, and commitment to service.  From his leadership in driving education to the creation of the Frazier History Museum, Mr. Frazier has helped create a community of compassion and lifelong learning.  The Frazier History Museum will serve as a landmark to his mission of making our community respect our past and better prepare for our future.  A future made better by those who benefited from his priority in education.  My sincere prayers go to his family and the countless individuals mourning our loss."

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