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NHIOP to Honor Rudy Giuliani and JFK's 1960 Campaign Chairman

May 04, 2010

Carolyn Hammer
(603) 222-4115

Mayor Rudy GuillianiThe Political Library at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College is pleased to announce that it will honor Rudy Giuliani and President Kennedy’s New Hampshire campaign manager Bernard Boutin at a New Hampshire Primary Awards reception to be held on June 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the NHIOP auditorium.

The NH Primary Awards recognize and honor individuals who have demonstrated strong support for the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire Presidential Primary, and celebrate the important role this national political institution plays in the presidential selection process.

Boutin will be recognized for the role he played in John Kennedy’s 1960 presidential campaign in New Hampshire. Giuliani will be honored as a candidate in 2008 and for his recognition of the importance of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary.

“This awards ceremony continues a long tradition begun by the Political Library and will prove to be an exciting event spanning 50 years of political history in New Hampshire,” said Ambassador Terry Shumaker, NHIOP Public Board Advisory Board member. Attendance is by invitation only.

Past honorees have included New Hampshire Primary winners Sen. Gary Hart and Pat Buchanan, as well as Sen. Bill Bradley, Gov. Mitt Romney, Sen. Eugene McCarthy, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, CNN’s Candy Crowley, former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, Ambassador Gerald Carmen and Jill Zuckman of the Chicago Tribune.

Rudy Giuliani served as Mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001, and ran for the Republican Party nomination for president in 2008. In addition, he has served as Associate Attorney General, the third highest position in the Department of Justice, and US Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Giuliani is also a prominent New York City businessman.

Bernard Boutin took part in Kennedy's 1960 primary campaign in New Hampshire, and later coordinated his presidential campaign in the state. He served as Mayor of Laconia from 1955-1959, ran for Governor in 1958 and 1960, and served as a Democratic National Committeeman from New Hampshire until 1960. In addition, he managed Lyndon B. Johnson's write-in campaign in the 1964 New Hampshire primary and was Estes Kefauver’s 1956 NH Campaign Chairman, among many other political and governmental positions.

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