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    Shirley Franklin (2005)

    2005 Profile in Courage Award Recipient Shirley Franklin became Mayor of Atlanta in 2001, having never before run for public office. She inherited an $82 million budget deficit – about a fifth of the city’s total budget – and a crisis of confidence in the public management of the city. Atlanta’s sewer system needed immediate and massive repairs, an...

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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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    James Florio (1993)

    On May 30, 1990, under Governor Florio's leadership, New Jersey passed the strictest gun control law in the nation, banning the sale and severely restricting the possession of assault weapons in the state. The action was a significant legislative victory for Florio, who was then engaged in a public and political battle over his reforms to the state...

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    Nickolas Murnion (1998)

    Garfield County Attorney Nickolas Murnion successfully prosecuted Montana's fiercely anti-government “Freemen” for advocating terrorism, and rallied his small community to stand up to the extremist hate group. In March 1994, the Freemen posted a $1 million bounty for the arrest and conviction of Murnion and several others who were involved in the f...

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    Dean Koldenhoven (2002)

    Dean Koldenhoven, former mayor of Palos Heights, Illinois, was honored for his political courage in speaking out against religious discrimination and calling for tolerance within his community. In May 2000, three years into his term, Mayor Koldenhoven confronted a crisis of intolerance in Palos Heights when plans to open a mosque in the Chicago sub...

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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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    Kennedy Presidential Library Opens the John Saltonstall and Al Webb Collections (August 1, 2006)

    Boston, MA– Today, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum announced it has processed and made available for research the personal papers of John Saltonstall and Al Webb. John Saltonstall was the Director of the Committee of Arts, Letters, & Sciences for PresidentKennedy (1959-1960). Al Webb was a PT boat serviceman and a friend of ...

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    Kennedy Presidential Library Invites Families to Christmas Book Signing with Caroline Kennedy (October 24, 2007)

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum invites members of the public to join Caroline Kennedy as she signs copies of her new book, A Family Christmas, on Wednesday, November 7, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Pavilion. Copies of A Family Christmas will be available for sale in the Museum Store prior to the book signing.

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