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IU Singing Hoosiers to take part in Lee Hamilton Event in Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 23, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- On Oct. 5, a small ensemble within Indiana University's Singing Hoosiers will travel to Washington, D.C., to celebrate and recognize former U.S. Rep. Lee H. Hamilton's dedication and work with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a post from which he is now retiring.

Hamilton has a long history with Indiana and the university. He graduated from Indiana University's law school and also serves as director of the Center on Congress at IU. He served the state of Indiana as a U.S. Representative from 1965 to 1999, and his papers now reside in the Modern Political Papers collections in IU's Herman B Wells Library.

The Singing Hoosiers and their director, Michael Schwartzkopf, have participated in numerous formal occasions for Hamilton over the many years of his political career.

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Lee Hamilton

"It is indeed a great privilege to be invited to participate in this prestigious event and to honor this great American and friend of Indiana University," Schwartzkopf said. "This will be a very special evening for me, given that my relationship with Congressman Hamilton began in the early 1960s when I was in high school and sang with a trio at one of his early election rallies."

The event will take place at the Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture.