Thomas Truax, Contract Lobbyist of the CCA
Thomas Nelson Truax, the legislative advocate the past three years for the California Chiropractic Association (CCA), died Saturday, January 26, 1991 in the crash of his private plane in Sacramento, California.Thomas Truax was 49 years-old. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, his mother Margaret, and two brothers and one sister.
Inside CCA, the monthly publication of the CCA, characterized Mr. Truax as an "excellent representative of the association who had a reputation of being a hard worker with integrity and tenacity." The CCA noted Mr. Truax's sincere interest in advancing chiropractic and promoting the welfare of its member doctors in the capitol.
Although a serious man when it came to his duties as a legislative advocate, he was known for his sense of humor and a good-natured approach to the complexities of his work. In the legislative corridors of the capitol he was respected for being a tough, but reasonable negotiator.
Mr. Truax's memorial revealed the estime in which he was held in Sacramento. Governor Pete Wilson, members of the legislature and their staff, and his fellow lobbyists where in attendance to pay their respects.
Thomas Truax will be greatly missed, but his memory will not be forgotten by the people whose lives he influenced and touched.