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-- Paul Byron Strong '62
Steele, MO

2002 Keynote Speakers

Below are our speakers for the 2002 Session.

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE KENNY HULSHOF
Saturday, June 15, 2002 (Evening Assembly)

Following Opening Night Ceremonies of the 63rd session of Missouri Boys State, U.S. Representative Kenny Hulshof from Missouri's 9th District will deliver the keynote address to the Boys State general assembly. Following his prepared remarks Congressman Hulshof will hold a question and answer session.

 

MISSOURI GOVERNOR BOB HOLDEN
Sunday, June 16, 2002 (Evening Assembly)

Missouri Governor Bob Holden will deliver the keynote address at the special assembly in Hendricks Hall on Sunday evening. Governor Holden, a long time member of the Boys State staff, will hold a question and answer session following his address.

 

ST. LOUIS RAMS DEFENSIVE END GRANT WISTROM
Monday, June 17, 2002 (Evening Assembly)

St. Louis Rams Defensive End Grant Wistrom from the NFC Champion St. Louis Rams will speak to Boys State participants at the general assembly in Hendricks Hall on Monday night. Mr. Wistrom will discuss the Rams experience in last year's Super Bowl and the prospects for the upcoming season. Following his prepared remarks there will be a question and answer session.

 

MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL JAY NIXON
Tuesday, June 18, 2002 (Afternoon Assembly)

Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon will deliver the keynote address at a special assembly on Tuesday afternoon in Hendricks Hall. Attorney General Nixon will hold a question and answer session following his prepared remarks.

 

FORMER U.S. SENATOR BILL BRADLEY
Tuesday, June 18, 2002 (Evening Assembly)

The 14th Annual George W. Lehr Memorial Speakers Chair will be the former U.S. Senator from New Jersey and former Presidential Candidate Bill Bradley. Senator Bradley will deliver the keynote address on Tuesday evening. Following his keynote address the Senator will hold a brief question and answer session.

 

MISSOURI SECRETARY OF STATE MATT BLUNT
Thursday, June 20, 2002 (Afternoon Assembly)

Missouri Secretary of State Matt Blunt will announce and certify the statewide election results and address the citizens at the Boys State general assembly in the CMSU Multipurpose Building. Secretary of State Blunt will also take part in the Boys State group photo session at the Multipurpose Building.

 

FEDERAL JUDGE MISSOURI WESTERN DISTRICT
NANETTE K. LAUGHREY

Thursday, June 20, 2002 (Evening Assembly)

Federal Judge for Missouri's Western District Nanette K. Laughrey will deliver the keynote address and swear-in the newly elected state officials at the Joint Session of the Boys State House and Senate on Thursday evening at Hendricks Hall. Judge Laughrey was appointed to the Federal Bench in 1996 by President Clinton.

 

BRIGADIER GENERAL GERALD MINETTI
Friday, June 21, 2002 (Evening Assembly)

Brigadier General Gerald Minetti from the United States Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base Florida will provide a detailed briefing on the military activity in Afghanistan and the War on Terrorism at a special assembly in Hendricks Hall. General Minetti will hold a question and answer session following his address.

 

 

 

 
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