April 21, 1998

Supreme Court Chief Justice Rehnquist to Present 1998 Fulton Lecture

"The Supreme Court in American History"

Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist will give the 1998 John Hamilton Fulton Lecture in the Liberal Arts on Monday, May 4 at 8:15 p.m. in Middlebury College's Mead Chapel on Hepburn Road off College Street (Route 125). Following the talk, entitled "The Supreme Court in American History," there will be a reception in the Redfield Room of Proctor Hall, which is also on Hepburn Road. Both the talk and the reception are free and open to the public.

Rehnquist was nominated as chief justice of the United States by President Reagan and sworn in on September 26, 1986. Prior to 1986, he served as associate justice of the Supreme Court, a position he assumed in 1972 after being appointed by President Nixon. Before this appointment, Rehnquist was an assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel. Earlier in his career, he practiced private law in Phoenix, Ariz., focusing on civil litigation.

Rehnquist is the author of two books; "The Supreme Court: How It Was, How It Is" (William Morrow, 1987) and "Grand Inquests" (William Morrow, 1992).

The John Hamilton Fulton Memorial Lectureship in the Liberal Arts was established at Middlebury College in 1966. Fulton was a prominent banker, financier, and civic leader. The lectureship was endowed by an emeritus member of Middlebury College's Board of Trustees, a member of Fulton's family.