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.