“A Conversation with Howard Baker”
On Wednesday, November 29, former Tennessee Senator Howard Baker Jr. will visit UTC. The campus and community are invited to attend “A Conversation with Howard Baker” at 12:15 p.m. in the University Center Auditorium. A reception will follow in the lobby.
Howard H. Baker, Jr. served three terms as a United States Senator from Tennessee (1967-1985) and was Tennessee's first popularly elected Republican Senator. He rose to national prominence during the Watergate Hearings of 1973-1974 as Vice Chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee, the highest ranking Republican on the Committee. He served as Minority Leader of the Senate from 1977-1981 and as Majority Leader from 1981 until he retired from the Senate at the end of this third term in January, 1985. He was a candidate for the 1980 Republican presidential nomination and served as President Ronald Reagan's Chief of Staff in 1987-1988. For the next thirteen years he worked in several Tennessee law firms. In 2001 President George W. Bush appointed him as U.S. Ambassador to Japan.
November 21, 2006