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fmcclure4 150The Presidency, Politics, and Public Service
Fred McClure, Chief Executive Officer for the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
7:00 p.m.

GRAND RAPIDS – Join Fred McClure the Chief Executive Officer for the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation as he discusses the Presidency, Politics, and Public Service.  Mr. McClure began his public service as a White House Intern in the Ford Administration and went on to serve two other Presidents. He was a special assistant to President Reagan in Congressional relations (including the 1986 tax reform and nominations of William Rehnquist to chief justice and Antonin Scalia as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court). He also, served President George H.W. Bush as an assistant for legislative affairs (including the budget battles with Congress, the Gulf War, Supreme Court nominees David Souter and Clarence Thomas, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991).

Prior to joining the George Bush Library Foundation, McClure acted as the Washington, D.C. managing partner for the international law firm, SNR Denton, now Dentons US, LLP.  His previous U.S. government service also includes Legislative Director to U.S. Senator John Tower, Associate Deputy U.S. Attorney General, Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the United States Naval Academy, and a member of the National Civil Aviation Review Commission and the Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board.  See attached for full biography. Reservations: RSVP@38foundation.org or at 616-254-0396.

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Upcoming Events Save the Dates!

 

1/15/2015 Grand Rapids Museum 7:00 PM “The Ford Class - The Next Generation: The Evolution of U.S. Aircraft Carriers”with Retired Vice Admiral David Architzel
2/04/2015 Grand Rapids Museum 7:00 PM “The Presidency, Politics, and Public Service” with Frederick D. McClure, Chief Executive Officer for the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation
2/05/2015 Ann Arbor Library 7:30 PM Glenn Thrush, POLITICO, Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize Winner
2/10/2015 Grand Rapids Museum 7:00 PM Howard Willens— Lecture and Book signing “History Will Prove Us Right: Inside the Warren Commission Report on the Assassination of John F. Kennedy”
3/11/2015 Ann Arbor Library 7:30 PM “US-Canada Artic Policy” with the Consul General of Canada Douglas George
3/16/2015 Grand Rapids Museum 7:00 PM John Rogers “Union of Concerned Scientists Lecture”Senior Analyst in the Climate and Energy Program at UCS.
3/17/2015 Ann Arbor Library 7:30 PM David Holmes— Lecture and Book signing The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents: From Truman to Obama”
4/14/2015 Grand Rapids JW Marriott 12:00 PM “America’s First Ladies Luncheon: An Enduring Legacy”: Keynote Speaker Dr. Lynne Cheney accompanied by her husband former Vice President Dick Cheney
5/6/2015 Grand Rapids Museum 7:00 PM Ken Walsh — Lecture and Book signing “Celebrity in Chief: A History of the Presidents and the Culture of Stardom
5/7/2015 Ann Arbor Library 7:30 PM Ken Walsh — Lecture and Book signing “Celebrity in Chief: A History of the Presidents and the Culture of Stardom
7/14/2015 Grand Rapids Museum TBD Annual Wreath Laying at the Tomb of President and Mrs. Ford
7/14/2015 Grand Rapids JW Marriott 12:00 PM “2015 William E. Simon Lecture in Public Affairs” and Luncheon: keynote speaker former Secretary of the Treasury Paul O’Neill
9/11/2015 Grand Rapids Museum All Day 9/11 Annual Boy Scout Flag Salute

ON EXHIBIT IN GRAND RAPIDS…!

 

Exhibit: Taking the Seas:
The Rise of the American Aircraft Carrier

Grand Opening July 14, 2014 – through July 2015

GRAND RAPIDS,MUSEUM — This collection covers the history of American Aircraft Carriers. The USS Monterey that President Ford served on during World War II and the newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford, will be highlighted in the exhibit. Recently christened, this CVN 78 is part of the new Ford Class of aircraft carriers and special attention will be given to the amazing advancements in technology and strength that equips this new class of carrier. This exhibit is full of artifacts and treasures from the making of the USS Gerald R. Ford as well as uniforms and artifacts from past aircraft carriers.

 

 

ON EXHIBIT IN ANN ARBOR …!

 

 The Remarkable Life and Times of Gerald and Betty Ford

ANN ARBOR, LIBRARY-  A permanent lobby exhibit featuring over 100 seldom-seen documents and photos, plus a biographical film,
on two exceptional lives.

 

Deadlines, Awards, Grants and Fellowships

28th Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize Competition for Distinguished Reporting in 2014 on
National Defense and the Presidency

Applications for the 28th Annual Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes competition submission deadline: March 13, 2015.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Research Travel Grants
September 15 Annually
March 15 Annually

ANN ARBOR — Application deadline. The Gerald R. Ford Foundation awards several research travel grants of up to $2,000 each in support of research in the holdings of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library. A grant defrays travel, living, and photocopy expenses of a research trip to the Ford Library.  More information.

Gerald R. Ford Scholar Award in Honor of Robert M. Teeter
April 10 Annually

ANN ARBOR — Application deadline. A grant of $5000 is awarded annually to support dissertation research on any aspect of the United States political process during the latter part of the 20th century. More information.