Presidential Advisor Karl Rove to Speak at Mount Union College

May 10, 2010

Karl Rove, advisor to President George W. Bush, will visit Mount Union College on Wednesday, April 18, speaking in Mount Union Theatre at 1:45 p.m.

After attending the University of Utah, the University of Texas at Austin and George Mason University, Rove taught at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and in the Journalism Department at the University of Texas at Austin. He was special assistant to Republican National Committee Chairman George H.W. Bush from 1973 to 1974, served as executive director of the Fund for Limited Government from 1977 to 1978 and was deputy chief of staff to Texas Governor William Clements in 1981.

From 1981 to 1999, he was president of Rove & Company, an Austin-based public affairs firm that worked for candidates, nonpartisan causes and nonprofit groups. During this time, he ran several successful election campaigns, including John Ashcroft's 1994 bid for the U.S. Senate, Bill Clement's 1986 race for Texas governor and Phil Gramm's 1982 and 1984 U.S. Senate elections.

Rove helped guide George W. Bush to a win in the Texas gubernatorial election in 1994, then served as chief strategist for Bush's presidential campaigns in 2000 and 2004. He remained as a close advisor to the Bush White House, managing the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Public Liaison and the Office of Strategic Initiatives before giving up his domestic policy role in the administration in April 2006.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs and Marketing at (330) 823-6063.

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