October 14, 2013

Watergate Remembered: Representative Thomas Railsback and the Perspective from Western Illinois
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Morgan Hall 101B
Description: The Department of History is proud to present "Watergate Remembered: Representative Thomas Railsback and the Perspective from Western Illinois," a public presentation by Dr. Lewis L. Gould, emeritus professor of History from the University of Texas. The lecture will be at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 14, in Morgan Hall 101B. Gould, author of 1968: The Election that Changed America (2nd ed., 2010), will explore the connections between local politics and the Watergate scandal.

Railsback, who represented the legislative district encompassing Macomb for 16 years, was a member of the House Judiciary Committee conducting the 1974 impeachment inquiry. He was one of the "fragile coalition," a group of 4 Republicans and 3 conservative Democrats who drafted two of the Articles of Impeachment against Richard Nixon adopted by the House and leading to the President's resignation.

The lecture is based on the Railsback Papers held in the WIU Archives and Special Collections and is free and open to the public.

For further informatin contact Simon Cordery, Department of History, at 298-1053.
Contact Information:
 Simon Cordery
 Phone: 309-298-1053
 Email: s-cordery@wiu.edu
Source: College of Arts & Sciences

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