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Senator Frank Church: It's Called Democracy 1/16/2013
Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 
 

The first Herrett Forum of 2013 will highlight one of Idaho’s most famous politicians, Senator Frank Church, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16.

In 1956, Church became one of America’s youngest elected senators at age 32. He went on to become a member of the Senate’s prestigious Foreign Relations Committee, eventually chairing that body. He was a vocal opponent of the Vietnam War, a sponsor of the Wilderness Act, and even became a late-entry Democratic candidate for president in 1976, winning primaries in Nebraska, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana before withdrawing in favor of the eventual nominee, Jimmy Carter. Church lost his attempt for a fifth term by just one-percent of the vote to Steve Symms in 1980.

Dr. Stephen Shaw is a professor of Political Science at Northwest Nazarene University and Dean of NNU’s School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. His presentation is titled ‘Senator Frank Church: It’s Called Democracy.’

The Herrett Forum is a monthly series of presentations held the third Wednesday evening of each month during the school year. Topics are coordinated by the Herrett Forum Committee, a group of community individuals dedicated to bringing high quality presentations to Twin Falls. No tickets are required for this free public lecture. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Herrett Center for Arts and Science is located on the north side of the College of Southern Idaho campus at the North College Road entrance.

 
 
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