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Lincoln Day Dinner

January 17, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/04/2012 - 6:00pm

Bob McEwen

Six-term Ohio Congressman Bob McEwen will be the featured speaker at the Parker County Republican Party annual Lincoln Day dinner on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Parker Room in Weatherford. Activities begin at 6 p.m. with the Lincoln Council Reception, then a general reception and silent auction at 7 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m.

McEwen was elected to represent Ohio's Sixth district in the United States House of Representatives in 1980. Before his Congressional service, he operated a successful Ohio real estate anddevelopment firm as well as serving three terms in the Ohio General Assembly as the Senior Republican on the Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee.

During his congressional service, McEwen filled a variety of positions. He was asked to serve as Special Presidential Envoy for both Presidents Reagan and Bush. He also served as a United States representative to the European Parliament from 1985 to 1993. McEwen was a participant in a variety of political and military negotiations.

McEwen served as Chairman of the Environmental Affairs task force of the United States delegation to the European Parliament. McEwen was selected by the Democratic leadership of the U.S. Congress as the chief spokesman for the United States in discussions with European Green Party and other Environmental Organizations.

In 2002, for the third consecutive year, Bob McEwen and two other Members of Congress, hosted a conference of Balkan Prime Ministers for the purpose of facilitating dialogue and reconciliation in that troubled region of the world.

On August 23, 1989, Congressman McEwen and United States Senator Robert Dole participated as United States observers in Warsaw, Poland to the first ever Parliamentary election of a non-Communist leader of a Soviet bloc country. Hours later, the new Prime Minister, in his first official act, received the Congressman and Senator prior to meeting with the Soviet representatives of the regime that had occupied that nation for fifty years. This action was the spark that encouraged the collapse of Soviet dominated governments throughout Eastern Europe culminating in the destruction of the Berlin Wall ten weeks later. Senator Dole and Rep. Bob McEwen met the following day with the President and U.S. National Security team in Kennebunkport, Maine to fashion the United States response and position in support of Warsaw Pact nations seeking to break away from Soviet domination.

Representative McEwen served as an official United States observer in Moscow during both the 1991 Soviet Coup attempt and to the Kremlin in January of 1992 when the Soviet Union was dissolved.

For information and reservations for the Lincoln Day Dinner, call County Chair Zan Prince at 817-594-5029 or visit parkertxgop.org.

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