Sandy D'Alemberte, former president of Florida State University and past president of the American Bar Association, will speak to the Democratic Club of North Florida at its meeting, Monday, May 18 at 6:30 pm at the Amtrak Community Room, 918 Railroad Ave. D'Alemberte will discuss his efforts dealing with the death penalty and other criminal justice issues.
D'Alemberte, has a public career that has spanned six decades in Florida. He was a Democratic House member from Miami from 1966 to 1972, served as Florida chairman of the George McGovern presidential campaign in '72, taught at the FSU law school, became its dean and later the president of FSU. Along the way, he also found time to serve as president of the American Bar Association and he continues to perform extensive pro bono legal work. His legislative career included the tumultuous year of 1967, when the Legislature underwent massive change because it was forced to reapportion districts to end control of the so-called pork choppers from rural Florida.
The meeting begins at 6:30 with a reception and an Italian dinner, salad, beverage and dessert for a $5 donation. The program begins at 7:00.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
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