Rep. Lois DeBerry Given Title of ‘House Speaker Pro Tempore Emeritus’

The House approved unanimously on Saturday a resolution formally designating Rep. Lois DeBerry, D-Memphis, has House speaker pro tempore emeritus.
DeBerry, who is serving her 40th year as a lawmaker, held the position of speaker pro tempore for many years until the current session, when the Republican majority chose Rep. Judd Matheny for the position.
The resolution, HJR516, was sponsored by Rep. Jimmy Naifeh, D-Covington, who was granted the official title House Speaker emeritus two years ago.

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