Richard Gephardt, former U.S. House minority leader and two-time Democratic presidential candidate, will return to Northwestern University, his alma mater, to give a talk as part of the annual alumni speaker series.
His talk Monday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. is at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive.
The talk is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. (Tickets are available at the Norris Box Office, 847-491-2381, http://www.aoproductions.net)
Gephardt earned a bachelor’s degree in 1962 from Northwestern, where he served as student body president. Shortly after he received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1965, he began a career in public service as a grassroots organizer in St. Louis.
He stepped down as U.S. representative for Missouri’s Third District after serving for almost three decades. He also was majority leader for Democrats in the House, from 1989 until 1994.