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September 30, 2004
Contact: Edmond McDavis III
Bill Bradley to headline Welty Gala on MUW campus
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Throughout his life, Bill Bradley has held many titles in academics, sports, politics, business and literature.
This year he will headline Mississippi University for Women’s Welty Weekend, as the guest speaker at the Welty Gala on Friday, Oct. 15 at 7p.m. in the Hogarth Banquet Room on the MUW campus.
Bradley was a three-time All-American basketball player at Princeton University, where he graduated with honors in 1965 with a degree in American History.
He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where he earned a graduate degree after studying politics, philosophy and economics.
Bradley went on to become a star professional basketball player for the New York Knicks from 1967 to 1977. He won National Basketball Association championships with the Knicks in 1970 and 1973 and was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982.
>From 1979 to 1997, Bradley served in the United States Senate, focusing on large-scale reform. Currently he serves as managing director of Allen & Company, Incorporated. He also serves as chief outside adviser to McKinsey & Company’s non-profit.
He served as senior advisor and vice chairman of the International Council of J.P. Morgan & Company Incorporated from 1997 to 1999. During that time, he also was an essayist for CBS Evening News, and a visiting professor at Stanford University, Notre Dame University and the University of Maryland.
Bradley has written five books on American politics, culture and economy.
In 1996, he authored a best-selling memoir, “Time Present, Time Past,” about his life as a U.S. Senator and his travels throughout the country.
Two years later his book of basketball inspired essays, “Values of the Game,” was published and went on to be a New York Times best seller. His latest book is “The Journey From Here.”
In 2000, Bradley ran for President.
Executive Director of Development Mary Margaret Roberts said, “How wonderful to have the opportunity to hear Bill Bradley at MUW, especially within weeks of the upcoming presidential election given his run for the Democratic nomination in the last election. He is an extraordinary person.”
Bradley lives in New Jersey with his wife of 30 years, Ernestine, and their daughter, Theresa Anne.
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