Melvin R. Laird
Awards and Accolades
John E. Fogarty Foundation for Mentally Retarded, Humanitarian Award
Presented by the John E. Fogarty Foundation for the Mentally Retarded
January 27, 1972 Providence, Rhode Island
John E. Fogarty (D-Rhode Island) and Melvin R. Laird served together in Congress and chaired the Fogarty-Laird Health Education and Welfare Appropriation Committee.
Together, providing bipartisan leadership, they spearheaded important groundbreaking health legislation and funding.
A note from the foundation's director reads: "Of all the awards the Foundation has presented in the past, I am sure John Fogarty would have been most pleased and proud of the one we presented to you."