John G. Stewart, who served as executive assistant to Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, will be the guest speaker at the Monday, April 25, meeting of the Anderson County Democratic Women’s Club. The club meets at 6 p.m. at the Clinton Community Center, which is at 101 South Hicks Street in Clinton.
Stewart, who was also a legislative assistant to Vice President Humphrey when he served in the U.S. Senate, will speak on a topic titled “The Privatization Scam: Once Again the People Lose.”
“Stewart has raised concerns about Governor Bill Haslam’s efforts to turn publicly-owned assets in Tennessee, including state parks, prisons, state universities and colleges, and other facilities, over to private management,” a press release said.
Stewart served as vice president of Tennessee Valley Authority for economic and community development and assistant general manager of administration at the Tennessee Valley Authority. Before that, he was staff director of two subcommittees in the U.S. Senate and served as director of communications for the Democratic National Committee.
While working with the senator and vice president, he was directly involved in passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and monitored passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 for the vice president.
He has been selected as a Fulbright professor and as a fellow, Institute of Politics, Harvard University. He holds a Ph.D. degree in political science from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from Colgate University. The press release said Stewart recently compiled and published “When Democracy Worked: Reflections on the Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”
Those attending are invited to bring a dish to share to the pot luck dinner. No reservations are required. Cost of the meeting is $5 to cover drinks, serving items, and room costs. For more information, email Ann Mostoller at [email protected] or call Mary Matheny at (865) 483-8937.
This press release was submitted by Kay Brookshire.
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