Former senator to speak Thursday evening in Avon |

Former senator to speak Thursday evening in Avon

AVON — On Thursday, Sen. Rudy Boschwitz, of Minnesota, will address Eagle County Republicans with his presentation titled “Magnificent America.”

The public is invited to this event, which will be held at the Avon Town Council Chambers, 1 Lake Street in Avon, at 6 p.m.

Born in Berlin, his family escaped the Nazis and found their way to New York, where his family taught him about this great country and the importance of hard work.

He attended Johns Hopkins University and graduated from New York University School of Commerce and then NYU Law School.

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Boschwitz’s Career

He practiced law in New York and served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps before founding Plywood Minnesota. He served as the U.S. senator from Minnesota from 1978 to 1991 and chaired the National Republican Senatorial Committee. He also served on the Agriculture, Foreign Relations, Budget, Small Business and Veterans Affairs Committees.

In 1991, he was President George H. W. Bush’s emissary to Ethiopia, where his mission resulted in Operation Solomon, the rescue of the small black Jewish community of Ethiopia and its dramatic airlift to Israel.

President George W. Bush nominated him in 2005 to serve as the U.S. ambassador and head of delegation to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.

He has also served on the boards of many organizations including the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, American Cancer Society, Midwest Kidney Foundation, American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee and Friends of the World Food Program.

Since retiring, Boschwitz has shared his experiences with many groups across the country and has developed his ”Magnificent America” program. This rare opportunity is open to the public free of charge. For further information, call Kaye Ferry at 970-376-5100.

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