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DeWine to give Hammond Lecture

Sen. Mike DeWine comes to Miami at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, to deliver the W.A. Hammond Lecture on the American Tradition, "America's Role in the World in the 21st Century."

DeWine will speak in the multipurpose rooms in Shriver Center.

DeWine graduated from Miami in 1969, then earned a law degree at Ohio Northern University. At the age of 25, he began his career in public service as an assistant prosecuting attorney in his native Greene County, Ohio. Later offices included his election to the Ohio Senate in 1980 and the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982. He served as Ohio’s 59th lieutenant governor in 1991.

In 1995, DeWine was sworn in as the first Republican senator to represent the Buckeye State in more than two decades.

In Washington, he has been an advocate for the health and welfare of children, education, job opportunities, advanced technology for law enforcement and a balanced budget. In the 105th Congress, DeWine saw 46 of his bills or initiatives become law.

W.A. Hammond, class of ’14, was an innovative businessman and founder of the W.A. Hammond Drierite Company of Xenia. He received Miami’s Bishop Medal in 1956 in recognition of extensive community service activities and was named to the executive council of the alumni association in 1961. The lecture series reflects Hammond’s intense personal interest in and concern for the American tradition.

Date Published: 10/28/1999
Volume: 19   Number: 14

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