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Monday, August 24, 2009

Bush coming to Harding

Posted By on Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 11:41 AM

Twitterer who should know says former President George W. Bush will speak at Harding University April 22.

UPDATE: It's official.

HARDING NEWS RELEASE

SEARCY, Ark. — President George W. Bush will speak at Harding
University April 22, 2010, as part of the 2009-10 Distinguished
Lecture Series sponsored by the American Studies Institute. The event
will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Benson Auditorium. Although it will be
a ticketed event, it is free and open to the public.

Bush was elected 43rd president of the United States in November 2000
and was re-elected in 2004. Before his presidency, he served six years
as governor of Texas and was the first governor in the state’s history
to be elected to consecutive four-year terms.

The son of Barbara and former President George H.W. Bush, he holds a
bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University and served as a
pilot in the Texas Air National Guard before attending Harvard
Business School where he earned a Master of Business Administration
degree.

During eight years as president, Bush instituted federal tax cuts,
added a prescription drug benefit to Medicare, implemented free trade
agreements with more than a dozen nations, and launched a global
HIV/AIDS initiative. He also appointed Chief Justice John Roberts and
Justice Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Other speakers in this year’s series include Nonie Darwish, Cynthia
Cooper and Laura Ingraham. For more information, contact the American
Studies Institute office at 501-279-4497.

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