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2011.04.05 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Former White House Adviser to Speak April 12

Omaha - The Department of Political Science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will present “War Stories from the White House,” a free lecture by Richard Burress, at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12.

Burress’s presentation, which is open to the public, will be held in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons, just south of the UNO bell tower.

Burress, who is a senior fellow emeritus at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, worked for Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan.

He served as deputy counsel to President Nixon in 1969, and as assistant to President Ford in 1973.

Born in Omaha, Burress earned a bachelor’s degree from UNO, a law degree from the University of Iowa, and a master’s of law degree from New York University.

A lifetime member of the Fourth Marine Division Assocation, Burress is a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and served as a lieutenant on Iwo Jima.

Burress is the author of We the People: The Story of Our Constitutional Convention, The Bill of Rights: James Madison’s Legacy, and The Documents of the American Revolution.

He has also written extensively on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.

For more information on the April 12 lecture, contact Mary Dunn (402-554-2624) or Randy Adkins (402-554-3617) in UNO’s Department of Political Science.

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