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News Release
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Congressman Eric Cantor To Speak Nov. 9 At Bush Event

COLLEGE STATION — Eric Cantor, U.S. Representative and 27th House Majority Leader, will present the William Waldo Cameron Forum on Public Affairs on Wednesday (Nov. 9) at Texas A&M University. This event will be held in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at the George Bush Presidential Library Center under sponsorship of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation.

A Richmond, Va., , native, Cantor graduated from George Washington University in 1985 and earned a Juris Doctor degree from the William & Mary Law School in 1988. He also received a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in 1989. Before entering the world of politics, he worked for more than a decade doing legal work and real estate development for his family's business.

Cantor got his start in public office in 1992 when he was elected as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and served on numerous committees. In 2001, he was elected as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, assuming the seat vacated by his predecessor Tom Bliley.

After winning a second term in 2002, Cantor was appointed House Republican Chief Deputy Whip and was unanimously elected House Minority Whip in 2008. Cantor became the Majority Leader when the 112th Congress took office on January 3, 2011. He is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling book, Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders. Cantor and his wife, Diana, reside in Richmond with their three children.

The William Waldo Cameron Forum on Public Affairs is an endowed program which brings distinguished leaders and recognized experts on major public affairs issues to the George Bush Presidential Library Center and the campus of Texas A&M. Established through an endowment from Flora Cameron Crichton as a memorial to her father, the forum is held twice a year and is designed to reach a broad audience, including students and faculty of Texas A&M University and members of the general public.

The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation was established in 1991 as a nonprofit educational foundation to design, build and support the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M. In addition to sponsoring its own programs and activities, the foundation provides logistical and financial support to the library, as well as the George Bush School of Government and Public Service. Through its outreach, the foundation is helping to make the George Bush Presidential Library Center a leading institution in cultural, policy, and academic discussions.

The program at which Rep. Cantor will speak is a ticketed event. Free tickets will be available, beginning Nov. 1, at The Bryan/College Station Eagle at 1729 Briarcrest Drive, WTAW at 2700 Rudder Freeway South, KBTX at 4141 East 29th Street, the Bryan/College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau at 715 University Drive East, and the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. For more information, call 979-862-2251, email, or visit

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