Winks Robin - Laurance S. Rockefeller

Author : Winks Robin W.
Title : Laurance S. Rockefeller Catalyst for conservation
Year : 1997

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Mr. Conservation. The president of the United States came rather abruptly through the door to the right of the audience, apologizing as he walked for being late and keeping so distinguished a group waiting. Here, in the elegance of the White House’s Roosevelt Room, serenely federal, clearly historical, George Bush began to read. There was a sense of intimacy to the room, and with cameramen lined up against the back wall, it seemed a bit crowded: the podium was only a few feet from the audience, who listened attentively as the president explained how the Congress of the United States had ordered the unique gold medal he carried in its blue plush case awarded less than a hundred times in the history of the nation. The first recipient was George Washington in 1777. This day the Congressional Gold Medal was being given for the first time for contributions to conservation and historic preservation. ...

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