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  • Olympia Snowe (2013) | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Snowe has only recently retired Both embody the courage and nobility that is possible in American politics and government Philip Douglas said They are drawn from the same will Douglas described the ways in which both his grandfather and Snowe voted their conscience as senators He said they share the same self determination independence and self sufficiency Snowe has had a distinguished career in public service She was the first woman in American history to serve in both houses of a state legislature and both houses of Congress With her election in 1994 Snowe became the second woman senator in history to represent Maine following the late Sen Margaret Chase Smith In 2005 she was named the 54th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine Snowe s dedicated work in the Senate has garnered her nationwide recognition as a leading policymaker in Washington In 2006 Time magazine named Snowe one of the top ten U S senators The magazine praised her as a dedicated advocate to her constituents and a leader in bipartisan cooperation This is a type of leadership that Senator Richard Durbin admired as a colleague and friend Paul Douglas said something that has become one of my cardinal rules of government He said To be a liberal one does not have to be a wastrel We must in fact be thrifty if we are to be really humane Durbin said in remarks at the ceremony Olympia Snowe understands that to be a true conservative one does not have to dismantle government the real challenge is to make government better Focusing her attention on efforts to build bipartisan consensus on key issues that matter to Maine and America Snowe successfully built a reputation as one of Congress leading moderates In 1999 she became co chair of

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  • George Mitchell | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Senator George Mitchell has had a distinguished career in public service He was first appointed to the United States Senate in 1980 He went on to an illustrious 15 year career in the Senate leaving in 1995 as the Senate Majority Leader a position that he had held since January 1989 It has been said there is not a man woman or child in the Capitol who does not trust George Mitchell For six consecutive years he was voted the most respected member of the Senate by a bipartisan group of senior congressional aides In 1995 he served as Special Advisor to President Clinton on Ireland and from 1996 to 2001 he served as the Independent Chairman of the Northern Ireland Peace Talks In 2000 and 2001 Mitchell served as the Chairman of the International Fact Finding Committe on violence in the Middle East He has written numerous books and in 2008 Time Magazine named Senator Mitchell one of the 100 most influential persons in the world Paul H Douglas Award More Information Biography of Paul H Douglas Nominations Selection Committee The Honor Roll John Lewis 2015 John Paul Stevens 2014 Olympia Snowe 2013 George Mitchell 2012 Alan K Simpson

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  • Alan K. Simpson and Erskine Bowles | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    his wife Ann returned to their Cody Wyoming home Al became and remains a partner in the law firm Simpson Kepler and Edwards the Cody division of the Denver firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh and Jardine He also taught and remains active in various capacities at his beloved alma mater the University of Wyoming In 2006 Simpson was named as one of ten members of the Iraq Study Group and in early 2010 President Barack Obama asked him to co chair with Erskine Bowles the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Simpson saw the Commission s work as a valuable opportunity to educate the public Erskine Bowles Erskine Bowles retired as president of the 17 campus University of North Carolina on December 31 2010 after now holds the title of President Emeritus Born and raised in Greensboro N C he is a graduate of the University North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Columbia University s Graduate School of Business Bowles began his business career at Morgan Stanley Co in New York as an associate in the corporate finance group He soon returned home to North Carolina where he founded three financial services firms President Bill Clinton appointed Bowles in 1993 to serve as director of the Small Business Administration and a year later he was appointed deputy chief of staff in the White House Bowles moved up to White House chief of staff in 1996 and helped negotiate the first balanced budget in a generation Bowles ran for the U S Senate from North Carolina in 2002 and 2004 and served as president of the University of North Carolina system from 2005 through 2010 As UNC president he was credited with strengthening the fiscal integrity of the University and making it more responsive to the changing needs of

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  • Robert M. Morgenthau | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    biography The award was presented on Wednesday March 24 2010 at a ceremony in Washington D C Christopher G Kennedy chairman of the U of I Board of Trustees presented Morgenthau with the Douglas Medallion which is presented each year to a public servant whose public actions or writings have made a significant contribution to the practice and understanding of ethical behavior in government The award honors the memory of the late Senator Paul Douglas who served Illinois for three terms in the U S Senate from 1949 1967 Morgenthau retired in December 2009 at the age of 90 after serving for 35 years as the chief prosecutor in New York County New York which encompasses the burrough of Manhattan He also served as United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1961 to 1970 Paul Douglas is one of the Americans I most admire Morgenthau said in accepting the award To be associated with him is a singular honor My staff and I have tried to live to his honor treating every case without fear or favor Morgenthau was chosen to receive the award by a national selection committee for his lifetime of dedication to public service and his legacy of serving the interests of justice fairly He devoted much of his career to prosecuting cases of white collar crime organized crime and public corruption Additionally 81 of Morgenthau s former assistants have gone on to become judges including Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor Award Ceremony Listen to Senator Richard Durbin s remarks at the ceremony Listen to Chairman Kennedy s remarks Listen to Robert Morgenthau s acceptance of the award Paul H Douglas Award More Information Biography of Paul H Douglas Nominations Selection Committee The Honor Roll John Lewis 2015 John Paul Stevens 2014 Olympia

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  • Sandra Day O'Connor | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Board of Trustees Chair Niranjan S Shah President B Joseph White and Director Robert F Rich at a ceremony in the Hart Senate Office Building Justice O Connor s lifelong commitment to public service and her strong advocacy for an independent judiciary make her a true embodiment of the spirit of the Douglas Award said Robert F Rich director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs We are honored to present her with the Douglas Medallion While serving on the Supreme Court from 1981 2006 Justice O Connor was known for her pragmatic learned moderation Since her retirement from the Court she has focused her efforts on improving civics education across the country and on raising awareness of the importance of an independent viable judiciary Her work has included the creation of the Sandra Day O Connor Project on the State of the Judiciary in partnership with Georgetown University Law Center The Project conducts regional and national conferences to discuss the state of courts and judgeships It will hold its 2009 conference in Washington on May 20 The Douglas Award was established in 1992 to honor the memory of Paul H Douglas the lawmaker from Illinois who became known as the conscience of the Senate during his three terms in Washington 1949 67 The award is presented annually to a public servant who has made a lasting contribution to ethical behavior in government Award Ceremony See photographs from the ceremony Listen to Justice O Connor s acceptance remarks mp3 15 00 13MB Douglas Education Lecture On Monday May 17 2010 Justice O Connor was in Chicago to deliver the annual Paul H Douglas Ethics in Government Lecture The lecture was delivered before a crowd of nearly 200 people at the Union League Club in Chicago Listen to the lecture

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  • Richard G. Lugar | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    by a two thirds majority Senator Lugar graduated first in his class at both Shortridge High School in Indianapolis and Denison University in Granville Ohio He attended Pembroke College at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar studying politics philosophy and economics Senator Lugar manages his family s 604 acre Marion County corn soybean and tree farm Before entering public life he helped manage the family s food machinery manufacturing business in Indianapolis with his brother Tom Senator Lugar served first on the Indianapolis School Board and then was elected mayor of the city During his two terms 1968 75 he envisioned the unification of the city an dsurrounding Marion County into one government Senator Lugar has been a leader in reducing the threat of nuclear chemical and biological weapons In 1991 he forged a bipartisan partnership with then Senate Armed Services Chairman Sam Nunn D Ga to destroy these weapons of mass destruction in the former Soviet Union To date the Nunn Lugar program has deactivated more than 7 200 nuclear warheads that were once aimed at the United States Senator Lugar has been recognized many times including such awards as Guardian of Small Business the Spirit of Enterprise Watchdog of the Treasury and 40 honorary degrees from colleges and universities in 14 states and the District of Columbia He was the fourth person ever named Outstanding Legislator by the American Political Science Association Richard Lugar and his wife Charlene were married Sept 8 1956 and have four sons and 13 grandchildren Award Ceremony Listen to President B Joseph White s introduction Listen to Senator Lugar s remarks Read Senator Lugar s remarks pdf Douglas Education Lecture Nov 11 2008 Urbana Watch Senator Lugar s Douglas Education Lecture 11 11 08 Part 1 Watch the Douglas Education Lecture Part 2

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  • Carl Levin | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    and paid trips That same year he won passage of strict disclosure requirements for lobbyists in the Lobbying Disclosure Act the first major overhaul of those laws in 50 years In December 2001 the Council on Government Ethics Laws recognized Sen Levin s leadership in this area by awarding him its highest honor That same month Taxpayers for Common Sense bestowed its annual Mr Smith Goes to Washington award to Sen Levin and his colleague Sen John McCain for their bipartisan effort to cut inefficient Defense Department spending In 2002 as chairman of that subcommittee Sen Levin led Congress most in depth examination into the collapse of Enron His investigation exposed how Enron used deceptive accounting and tax transactions to report better financial results than the company actually experienced The subcommittee s investigative work contributed to the accounting and corporate reforms enacted in the Sarbanes Oxley Act in July 2002 Sen Levin also initiated an investigation into gasoline price spikes and in April 2002 he issued a 400 page report and chaired hearings detailing how U S retail gasoline prices are manipulated In 2002 Levin began a three year investigation into the mass marketing of abusive tax shelters by KPMG and other professional firms which was cited by The Washington Post as a path breaking inquiry that served as a road map for prosecutors Levin is also a member of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Carl Levin was born in 1934 in Detroit where he graduated from Central High School In 1956 he graduated with honors from Swarthmore College and graduated from Harvard University Law School in 1959 He practiced and taught law in Michigan until 1964 when he was appointed an assistant attorney general of Michigan and the first general counsel

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  • Lee Hamilton | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    a law degree from Indiana University in 1956 After 10 years of practicing law Hamilton began a distinguished career in the U S House of Representatives that lasted 34 years While representing Indiana s Ninth District Hamilton served as chairman and ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Hamilton also headed the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran As a member of the House Standards of Official Conduct Committee he fought for honesty and integrity in Congress as a primary draftsman of several House ethics reforms In December 2002 Hamilton was appointed vice chairman of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States The committee s report called for an overhaul of the intelligence community and was widely praised for its insight and clarity Hamilton and his wife the former Nancy Ann Nelson have three children Tracy Lynn Souza Deborah Hamilton Kremer and Douglas Nelson Hamilton Paul H Douglas Award More Information Biography of Paul H Douglas Nominations Selection Committee The Honor Roll John Lewis 2015 John Paul Stevens 2014 Olympia Snowe 2013 George Mitchell 2012 Alan K Simpson and Erskine Bowles 2010 Robert M Morgenthau

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/ethics/person/lee-hamilton (2016-02-17)
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