Lincoln Day Dinner features prominent Republican

Posted: Friday, February 08, 2002

The Capital City Republicans will host their annual Lincoln Day Dinner, Feb. 12, at Centennial Hall.

The keynote speaker will be columnist Rich Galen. At the time of the dissolution of the Communist governments in Eastern Europe, he was one of a select number of Americans dispatched to help build a political infrastructure. He spent a significant periods in Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania and what was then Czechoslovakia.

Galen has been described as "what you get when you cross a political hack with a philosopher." His career includes work in and out of politics, in and out of the country. He was press secretary to Dan Quayle, when the former Vice President was a Congressman and a Senator; and to Newt Gingrich when Gingrich was House Republican Whip.

Galen works for Electronic Data Systems, managing a staff on three continents.

The cash bar opens at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Fee is $65 per person. For tickets, call 723-9070.

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