Baker to speak at forum on American presidency
Secretary of State James A. Baker III, a leading figure in American
politics for two decades, will speak at a public forum on "Making
History: A View From Inside the White House" at 4 p.m. Jan.
28, in Old Cabell Hall Auditorium.
a Texas lawyer now involved in international trade and finance,
has an intimate knowledge of world affairs, finance and politics.
He has held senior positions under three presidents. He served
as secretary of state from 1989 to 1992 under President Bush and
also as White House chief of staff and senior counselor to Bush
from 1992 to 1993. He was secretary of the treasury and chair
of the President's Economic Policy Council from 1985 to 1988 under
President Reagan and before was Reagan's chief of staff. His career
in public service began in 1975 as undersecretary of commerce
in the Ford administration. Baker also helped run Republican presidential
campaigns between 1976 and 1992.
forum, sponsored by the Miller
Center of Public Affairs, is in conjunction with the opening
of the photographic exhibit, "Time and The Presidency,"
featuring Time magazine's best photographs of presidents from
Roosevelt to Clinton. Philip D. Zelikow, director of the Miller
Center and White Burkett Miller Professor of History, will moderate
the forum. Zelikow served on the National Security Council staff
during the Bush administration.