Mourning the Passing of Dr. Terry Yamauchi

Floor Speech

Date: Dec. 14, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. HILL. Madam Speaker, I rise to mourn the loss of my good friend, Dr. Terry Yamauchi, who passed away last month.

As a young boy growing up during the Second World War, he and his mother were interned at a Japanese relocation camp in Idaho.

Following this, he and his family moved frequently for his father's career, including a 2-year stint in Japan while his father was a U.S. Treasury representative.

Dr. Yamauchi graduated from the University of Oregon Medical School in 1967 and completed his post-doctoral training at the UCLA School of Medicine.

After a few years at UCLA, the doctor joined UAMS, the University of Arkansas Medical School, and Arkansas Children's Hospital, where he practiced for over 40 years.

Throughout his distinguished career, he authored over 300 medical papers and book chapters over pediatric and infectious disease. He served as the director of the Department of Human Services for Governor Bill Clinton.

Terry's service to our community will not be forgotten. My prayers are with his wife of 55 years, Alison, his children, and grandchildren.