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


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.