Bush speechwriter Gerson to speak at dinner
January 02, 2009

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Michael Gerson, former speechwriter and assistant to President George W. Bush, will be the featured speaker at the William Jennings Bryan Opportunity Program dinner Thursday, April 16, 6 p.m., at the Chattanooga Choo Choo.


Proceeds from the dinner support the William Jennings Bryan Opportunity Program, which provides financial aid to help deserving students from low-income TN families attend Bryan College. Some 30 students are enrolled at the college this year as a result of assistance through the program.


Steve Keck, director of advancement, extends an invitation to the event for those interested in supporting the program. For information or to register for the event, contact Mr. Keck by email or at 423.775.7581.


Mr. Gerson, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and columnist for The Washington Post, worked closely with President Bush to prepare speeches following the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and the unfolding War on Terror. He is recognized as one of the key intellectual architects of the Bush presidency, particularly on issues of compassionate conservatism at home and the freedom agenda abroad.