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    Dan Fenn Awardees

    Former Recipients of Dan Fenn Award The Dan Fenn Award for Political Leadership was established by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in 1987 to honor a Massachusetts elected official aged 35 years or younger who demonstrated outstanding and effective political leadership in addressing or resolving a public polic...

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    Henry Gonzalez (1994)

    On September 11, 1994, the fifth Profile in Courage Award was presented to U.S. Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez of Texas, Chairman of the House Banking Committee, who launched a series of dramatic hearings on the savings and loan crisis, which resulted in far-reaching legislation to clean up the mess and reform the industry. Charles Keating was convi...

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    Michael Synar (1995)

    In his sixteen years as a U.S. Congressman from Oklahoma, Michael L. Synar distinguished himself for his unwavering commitment to serve the public interest, no matter how powerful the foe or great the political risk. As a leader of the anti-smoking forces in Congress, Synar introduced legislation to restrict advertising of tobacco products and to i...

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    Alberto Mora (2006)

    In December 2002, Alberto J. Mora, then general counsel of the United States Navy, was alerted by Navy investigators to reports that detainees held by the U.S. military at Guantanamo Bay were being subjected to cruel and unlawful interrogation practices. Mora, whose civilian position accorded him a rank equal to that of a four-star general, soon ca...

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    Lowell Weicker, Jr. (1992)

    In 1991, after a careful, first-hand examination of his state's deteriorating fiscal condition, Governor Lowell Weicker of Connecticut shocked many residents of the state by proposing a first-time-ever personal income tax as part of his fiscal year 1992 budget package. He believed that for Connecticut to survive its worst financial crisis since the...

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    Green Berets

    President John F. Kennedy was visionary in his efforts to increase the capability of the United States Department of Defense in the conduct of Counter Insurgency and Unconventional Warfare. He recognized the unique capabilities and value of US Army Special Forces “Green Berets” in the struggle against despotic insurgency, and ensured their predo...

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    Profiles in Courage for Our Time (June 3, 2002)
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    Profiles in Courage for Our Time , the new best seller edited and introduced by Caroline Kennedy, pays tribute to 13 heroes, each a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation’s prestigious award for political courage. In addition, Caroline has written three short essays honoring the 2002 recipients of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Cour...

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    New Tapes: JFK Questioned Value of Nuclear Build-Up (February 6, 2002)
    0/6/2002

    Boston: The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library today made public 240 minutes of newly declassified tape recordings of White House meetings and conversations that took place in the Cabinet Room on November 21, 27 and 29, and December 5, 1962.

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