Rep. Watson Coleman Applauds House Action Naming Post Office After Dr. John F. Nash, Jr.

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Washington, D.C., October 11, 2017 | Kirsten Allen - 202-225-5801 | comments

Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) announced passage of her bill in the House to name a Princeton post office after scholar and pioneer, Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. Nash, a graduate of Princeton University. He is the only person to be awarded both the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the Abel Prize.

“Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. serves as a national example of fearlessness in wrestling down problems so difficult few others dared to try,” said Watson Coleman. “When residents come to the Post Office in Princeton, I hope they are inspired by his legacy, the originality of his thinking and his remarkable achievements that empowered generations of mathematicians, scientists and economists.”

During her first term, Watson Coleman hosted a post office naming competition. Dr. Nash, Jr. was submitted by elementary school student Lyla Malloy and chosen out of 84 submissions.

The Watson Coleman bill, H.R. 2302, would rename the US Post Office located at 259 Nassau Street, Suite 2 in Princeton, NJ as the “Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. Post Office. Every member of the New Jersey congressional delegation has cosponsored this bill.

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