MIDDLEBURY, Vt.-Governor of Vermont Jim Douglas will give a lecture titled “Vermont in 2003: Reflections from the Governor’s Office” on Friday, Oct. 24, at 8:15 p.m. on the Middlebury College campus. The lecture, which will take place in Mead Chapel on Hepburn Road off College Street (Route 125), will include a question-and-answer period. Following the lecture, 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.

Douglas has been active in Vermont politics for 30 years. Elected to the Vermont House of Representatives in 1972?the same year he graduated from Middlebury College?he became assistant majority leader in his second term and majority leader in his third term at the age of 25. Douglas left the state legislature in 1979 and became an aide to Vermont Governor Richard Snelling. In 1980, Douglas was elected secretary of state, winning re-election five times and receiving the nomination of both parties on three occasions until 1992. Douglas was elected state treasurer in 1994, receiving the nomination of both parties and winning with 94 percent of the vote. He served as treasurer until elected governor in 2002.

Douglas and his wife, Dorothy Foster Douglas, have two grown children, Matthew and Andrew.

For more information, contact Kathleen Knippler in the office of the secretary of Middlebury College at knippler@middlebury.edu or 802-443-5393.

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