Celebrating Congressman Bob Michel

October 1, 2019

A new book celebrates the life and work of Congressman Bob Michel. The Bradley graduate was elected in 1956 and spent 38 years in Congress with more than half of his tenure in the Republican party's leadership position. There is no House Republican who has held the leadership post longer. Congressman Michel represented the18th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives during nine presidencies and is known for his bipartisanship and his work ethic.

A presentation on the newly published Robert H. Michel: Leading the Republican House Minority by the book's co-editors Frank H. Mackaman and Sean Q Kelly will take place on Monday, October 7, at 7 p.m. in the Peplow Pavilion in the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center at Bradley University. Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will join in the discussion and it will be moderated by Chris Kaergard of the Peoria Journal Star. The event will be covered by C-SPAN nationally as a part of their book series.

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Click here to register. While supplies last, attendees will receive free copies of the book.

The event is sponsored by the Dirksen Congressional Center in partnership with the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Bradley.

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