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Citadel News Service
5 Nov 2007

Fred Thompson to visit The Citadel

Fred Thompson, a former U.S. senator turned presidential candidate, will visit The Citadel on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Thompson has been invited by the Office of the Provost to speak to students, faculty and staff about leadership and ethics. His address is part of the college’s continued emphasis on leadership development and a prelude to the March 2008 inaugural Principled Leadership Symposium, sponsored by The Citadel’s Krause Initiative in Ethics and Leadership.

Thompson’s address on leadership and ethics begins at 11 a.m. in McAlister Field House. It is free and open to the public.
 
Thompson is a politician, lawyer and character actor. Born is Sheffield, Ala., he earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy and political science from Memphis State University and a law degree from Vanderbilt University.
 
As a lawyer Thompson was minority counsel during the Watergate hearings. As a politician he served in the U.S. Senate from 1994 to 2002. During that time he was chairman of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee and a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. As an actor he has appeared in more than 18 films and may be best known for his portrayal of a New York district attorney on the television show Law & Order.
 
 
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