Lee Hamilton '52, "A Man of Enormous Accomplishments and Integrity," to be Honored Friday
July 21, 2005
July 21, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - "He was a basketball star at Evansville Central High School, attended DePauw University on a scholarship and received his law degree from IU," notes the Indianapolis Star of Lee H. Hamilton '52. Friday night, Hamilton -- who served 34 years in the United States Congress and recently served as vice chair of the 9/11 Commission -- will be one of "five people with Indiana connections to be honored Friday night at the sold-out Indiana Historical Society's seventh annual Living Legends gala... The annual fundraiser honors Hoosiers for their contributions to the state and society."
"Lee is a man of enormous accomplishments and integrity," U.S. District Court Judge Sarah Evans Barker, honorary co-chair of the Living Legends committee, tells the newspaper. "Even after he retired from his congressional seat, he continues to be tapped for important responsibilities."
Gwen Mergian writes, "In Congress, [Hamilton] was chairman and ranking member of the House Committee on International Relations, as well as chairman of the Joint Economic Committee. Retirement hasn't slowed him down. In addition to directing the Center on Congress, he is president and director of the Washington-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a public-private partnership that links international scholars with Washington's political and policy makers. Hamilton also serves as a member of the President's Homeland Security Advisory Council and was vice-chair of the 9/11 Commission."Back