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January 10, 2013

National Archives Hosts a Book Talk with Former Senator Tom Daschle January 23

Washington, DC…On Wednesday, January 23, at noon, former Senator Tom Daschle will discuss his book, The U.S. Senate:  Fundamentals of American Government, which explores the Senate’s inner workings from its historic beginnings to modern-day issues. A book signing will follow the program.

Tom Daschle graduated from South Dakota State University in 1969, and then joined the U.S. Air Force and served as an intelligence officer in the Strategic Air Command until 1972. After his military service, he worked for Senator James Abourezk (D-SD). He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1978, and served two terms. In 1986, he was elected to the Senate and eight years later became its Democratic leader. He is one of the longest serving Senate Democratic leaders in history and the only one to serve twice as both majority and minority leader. During his time on Capitol Hill, Daschle navigated the Senate through many historic economic and national security challenges.

This public program is free, and no registration is required. It will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.

The National Archives Building in Washington, DC, is fully accessible. Take Metro’s Yellow or Green lines to the Archives/Navy Memorial station. To verify the date and times of programs, call the National Archives Public Programs Line at 202-357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events online.

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For press information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs Staff at 202-357-5300.

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