[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 127 (Thursday, July 27, 2017)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
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HAPPY GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TO HON. AND MRS. DAN AND MARTHA MICA
HON. DONALD S. BEYER, JR.
in the house of representatives
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Mr. BEYER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to bring to the attention of my
colleagues an occasion that marks the 50th wedding anniversary of two
individuals who not only have committed their lives together in
marriage but also in the service of our great nation.
The Honorable Daniel A. Mica served as a member of this Chamber, in
the 96th and the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979 through
January 3, 1989) initially representing Florida's 11th and then
subsequently, 14th District. Mr. Mica and his wife, Martha Fry Mica met
while students at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida,
and were married on August 12, 1967 at St. Jerome Catholic Church in
Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Mica's brother, John L. Mica, also a
former member of this Chamber, served as the best man. Mr. Mica's
friends, Richard McBride and John Sargent, served as groomsmen. Mrs.
Mica's friend, Karen McClary Cakouros, served as the maid of honor, her
sister, Mary Alice Fry, served as bridesmaid and her brother, Stephen
Fry, served as lector.
As a result of their interest in public service, the newly-married
couple began working together on the campaign of Honorable Paul G.
Rogers. Mr. Mica later served as Chief of Staff to Mr. Rogers, and
succeeded him, serving five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives,
working tirelessly for Floridians and all Americans. Subsequently, Mr.
Mica worked more than two decades in the world of advocacy and
association management. Mrs. Mica, while raising four children,
received her juris doctorate degree from George Mason University and
co-founded a landscape design business. Over the years, they have given
generously of their time by serving on the boards of non-profit
charitable organizations and as members of their Catholic parish.
Now living in Alexandria, Virginia, Mr. and Mrs. Mica continue to
serve through their charitable work. They are proud parents and
grandparents. The four children and five grandchildren are Christine
Mica, of Alexandria, Virginia; Daniel A. “Andrew” Mica, Jr., his wife
Elizabeth “Libby” Davies Mica, and their children Elin and Owen, of
Belmont, Massachusetts; Caroline Mica Jolly, husband Frank Mosley
Jolly, III, and their children Martha Jeanne, Gentry and Edward, of
Alexandria, Virginia; and Paul Anthony Mica, of San Diego, California.
Born in Hannibal, Missouri, Martha Fry Mica is the daughter of Anna
Marie Wagner Fry and Gentry Schultz Fry. Martha has six siblings, Susan
Fry Lochrie, William Fry, Roger Fry, Stephen Fry, Mary Alice Fry, and
Tracy Fry Rothaus.
Daniel Andrew Mica was born in Binghamton, New York. He is the son
of John Mica and Adeline Rose Resciniti Mica. Dan has three siblings
John L. Mica, Adeline “Cookie” Mica Downing, and David R. Mica.
Admired and loved by their family and friends, Mr. and Mrs. Mica
demonstrate tremendous generosity and love of country. Therefore, I am
pleased to congratulate them on their Golden Wedding Anniversary.