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August 6, 2014

Former White House Counsel, Fred Fielding, will Headline 9/11 Event Benefiting Benjamin Harrison Pr

The 9th Annual Mary Tucker Jasper Speaker Series will feature Fred Fielding, former White House Counsel. Read below for details and event information.

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Former White House Counsel Fred F. Fielding will headline the 9th Annual Mary Tucker Jasper Speaker Series on Thursday, Sept. 11. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available. Guests will hear from Fielding about his experiences as White House Counsel to Former Presidents George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan and his work on the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (commonly referred to as the 9/11 Commission). Proceeds from the event benefit the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.

As a part of the event, the Advancing American Democracy Award will be awarded. This year’s recipient is The Honorable Randall T. Shepard, former Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court.

What:               9th Annual Mary Tucker Jasper Speaker Series, featuring Fred Fielding

When:             Thursday, September 11 / 6:30 pm., Dinner & Program

Where:             Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, 1230 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis (VIP Reception), The Columbia Club, 121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis (Dinner and Program)

Cost:                $175 Dinner and Program / $200 VIP Reception, Dinner and Program

For more information call Erin Trisler at (317) 631-1888.

About Fred F. Fielding
Fielding served as Associate Counsel for President Richard Nixon from 1970 to 1972, where he was the deputy to John Dean during the Watergate scandal. He was the Counsel for President Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1986. Fielding has also served on the Tribunal on the U.S.-UK Air Treaty Dispute (1989–1994), as a member of the president's Commission on Federal Ethics Law Reform (1989), as a member of the Secretary of Transportation's Task Force on Aviation Disasters and as a member of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9/11 Commission).

About the Mary Tucker Jasper Speaker Series
The Series was born out of a restricted fund established by the Mary Tucker Jasper family in 2005 to honor Mary by sponsoring a noteworthy speaker each year. It focuses, also, on strengthening the Harrison Site’s financial resources, promoting the museum’s educational mission, and providing a social occasion to increase awareness of Benjamin Harrison and his family’s legacy.

About the Advancing American Democracy Award
The Advancing American Democracy Award recognizes an individual who in an exemplary way advances the values of American Democracy by encouraging and enabling ethical citizen participation in government, thereby mirroring the mission of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, to increase public understanding of, appreciation for, and participation in the American system of self-government through the life stories, arts and culture of an American President. The medal itself is reproduced from an original Harrison commemorative medal.

About The Honorable Randall T. Shepard
The Honorable Randall T. Shepard was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court by Governor Robert D. Orr in 1985 at the age of 38. He became Chief Justice of Indiana in March 1987 and retired from the Court in March 2012, at which point Shepard was the longest-serving Chief Justice in Indiana history and the senior Chief Justice in the country’s state supreme courts. Chief Justice Shepard has respectfully upheld our constitutional traditions and our heritage of rule of law and in doing so, he has strengthened our democracy. He is a consummate advocate of civic education and a tireless promoter of civil dialogue.  Shepard shares the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site belief and mission-based teaching that unless citizens uphold their responsibilities and duties, democracy will not prevail.