Alumnus, U.S. Senator John Warner, To Give 175th University Of
Virginia Commencement Address, Sunday, May 16
February 18, 2004 --
John Warner, a 27-year veteran of the U.S. Senate, will
deliver the University of Virginia Commencement Address Sunday,
on the Lawn at U.Va.
1953 graduate of the U.Va. School of Law, Warner will speak at
10 a.m. during Final Exercises before more
than 30,000 anticipated
students and guests.
a Virginia Republican, was elected to his fifth Congressional
term in November 2002. He is currently
U.S. Senator in the history of the Commonwealth after Harry
F. Byrd and Carter Glass.
entering the Senate, Warner conducted special assignments in
government- to-government negotiations
on military, scientific,
economic, educational and
cultural matters, which led to extensive national-security and foreign-affairs
experience. He was a Department of Defense representative to the Law of
the Sea talks in Geneva from 1969 to 1973, Undersecretary of
Navy from 1969 to 1972
and Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974.
also served as national administrator of the American Revolution
from 1974 to 1976.
In 1956, he was appointed an assistant U.S. Attorney, and from
1960 to 1969, he was in private law practice, specializing
in bank, securities
1944, Warner voluntarily enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was released
from active duty in July 1946, and enrolled at Washington and Lee University,
earning a bachelor’s
degree in basic engineering in 1949. He completed his law degree at
U.Va. in 1953 after completing a second tour of active military duty
graduation weekend activities also include Valediction. Atiim
Kiambu (Tiki) Barber, a professional football player and a 1997
the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, will
give the Valedictory Address May 15 on the Lawn at U. Va. He will speak
at 11 a.m.
Katherine Thompson Jackson, (434) 924-3629