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The Missouri Bar Summer Institute, June 24-27
Featuring the following scholars:
• Jean Becker has been chief of staff to Former President George Bush since 1994, supervising his office operations in both Houston, Texas and Kennebunkport, Maine and overseeing the opening of the George Bush Presidential Library Center in 1997. She took a leave of absence in 1999 to edit and research All the Best, George Bush; My Life in Letters and Other Writings. Previously, Ms. Becker served as deputy press secretary to First Lady Barbara Bush from 1989 to 1992. After the 1992 election, she moved to Houston to help Mrs. Bush with the editing and research of her autobiography, Barbara Bush, A Memoir. She later assisted Mrs. Bush with a follow-up book, Reflections, published in 2003. Before joining the Bush White House staff in 1989, Ms. Becker was a newspaper reporter for 10 years, including a four-year stint at USA TODAY where her duties included covering the 1988 presidential election and a Page One editor.
• Mark Updegrove is the director of the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, TX. He has served as publisher for Newsweek magazine and has written three books on the presidency: Indomitable Will LBJ in the Presidency; Baptism by Fire: Eight Presidents Who Took Office in Times of Crisis; and Second Acts: Presidential Lives and Legacies after the White House. He has interviewed five American Presidents and four First Ladies. Most recently he was featured on the History Channel’s program, The Ultimate Guide to the Presidency.”• Greg Willard is a partner with the Carmody McDonald law firm in St. Louis. Mr. Willard previously served as White House Staff Assistant for President Gerald R. Ford and later as President Ford’s personal attorney. Mr. Willard is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the St. Louis University Law School, where he teaches a course on presidential power. • Dr. Fred Spiegel, Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri. Dr. Spiegel is a renowned political scientist professor who has been a perennial favorite scholar at The Missouri Bar’s summer institute for over ten years.
The scholars will address the role of the presidency in a system of separation of powers and checks and balances, and how the role of the presidency has evolved in the last 226 years.
Introductory Lesson on the Presidency
EOC Terms for the Presidency
iPad Learning Resources
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Paid for by The Missouri Bar Sebrina Barrett, Executive Director PO Box 119 Jefferson City, MO 65102