As Introduced
135th General Assembly
Regular Session S. R. No. 4
Senator Dolan
In memory of Jean-Jules Leopold Botomogno.
WHEREAS, The members of the Senate of the 135th General Assembly 1
of Ohio offer our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the 2
family and many friends of Jean-Jules Leopold Botomogno on the 3
sorrowful occasion of his death; and 4
WHEREAS, A man of exceptional concern and insight, Jean Botomogno 5
left an indelible impression on the people whose lives he touched, and 6
he will be remembered for the laughter that he brought to every 7
encounter as well as his zealous love of life and his selfless concern 8
for the welfare of others. A division chief and chief economist for 9
the Ohio Legislative Service Commission, he was a dedicated and 10
devoted public servant who labored diligently to maintain the 11
efficiency of the legislative process, and his exemplary tenure serves 12
as an inspiration for others; and 13
WHEREAS, Born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, Jean Botomogno was a talented 14
athlete with a passion for football when he was young, but he knew 15
that education was his best path for success. Without giving up his 16
passion, he turned his focus to furthering his education, graduating 17
from L’École Nationale Superièure D’Agriculture De Yaoundé before 18
coming to the United States in 1986 to attend The Ohio State 19
University. Following his graduation with his master’s degree in 20
agricultural economics, he returned to Cameroon to teach at the 21
University Center of Dschang, followed by moving to Washington, D.C., 22
to serve the international non-profit organization, Appropriate 23
Technology International. He relocated to Columbus, Ohio, in 1992, and 24
served as an enrolled agent for the Internal Revenue Service before 25
joining the Ohio Legislative Service Commission in January 2000. 26
Throughout his distinguished twenty-three-year career with LSC, he 27
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gave generously of his time, energy, and abilities beyond what was 28
required or expected to assist the Ohio General Assembly, and, in so 29
doing, he demonstrated a praiseworthy commitment to the success of 30
state government.; and 31
WHEREAS, Jean Botomogno’s personal sacrifices of time and energy 32
to his family, his friends, his community, and the State of Ohio will 33
certainly live beyond him, and he will long be remembered for his 34
kindness and his unwavering commitment to service. Though the void 35
which his death has created can never be filled, the warmth and 36
understanding which he so readily extended to others, including his 37
wife, Marsha, and his children, Daniel and Michelle, will stand as a 38
testament to his personal character, and he will be remembered fondly 39
by all those who knew and loved him; therefore be it 40
RESOLVED, That we, the members of the Senate of the 135th General 41
Assembly of Ohio, in adopting this Resolution, pay tribute to the 42
memory of a truly special and honorable man, Jean-Jules Leopold 43
Botomogno; and be it further 44
RESOLVED, That the Clerk of the Senate transmit a duly 45
authenticated copy of this Resolution to the family and many friends 46
of Jean-Jules Leopold Botomogno. 47