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December 11, 2021 @ 8:45 AM - 10:30 AM
MRW’s December guest speaker is Senator Rudy Boschwitz.
Rudy Boschwitz was born in Berlin, Germany in 1930. Being an immigrant, Rudy can never be President, which led Bob Dole to remark: “He’s the only Senator I trust. He can’t run for President.” As an after-thought, Bob would add: “and at last count Rudy was the only Senator not running!”
Rudy attended Johns Hopkins University and New York University, completing college at 19, and receiving a law degree at 22. After a couple of years in the U.S. Army, he soon found legal work too confining, so “I decided to become a client instead.”
In the Senate, Rudy was a member of the following committees: Agriculture, Foreign Affairs, Budget, Small Business, and Veterans. Rudy was elected by his Republican colleagues to the leadership of the Senate, the only Minnesota Senator other than Hubert Humphrey to attain a leadership position in the 20th century.
In 2005 President George “W” Bush appointed Rudy to be the Ambassador to the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. Geneva was lovely. The Commission unfortunately wasn’t. It’s main order of business was condemning Israel. Yet Israel was the only UN member which could not be a member of the Commission. Israel’s defender- most often it only defender- was the U.S. It was a busy, interesting and important place to be.
Rudy and his wife of 65 years, Ellen, reside in Plymouth, Minnesota. Tragically, they lost their eldest son, Gerry at age 60, to cancer December 2018 Their other sons Ken, Dan, and Tom all live in the Twin Cities. They have two granddaughters and five grandsons. “Our family is our greatest success.”
$25 Non Members.
$20 for Members
Registration closes December 7 at 9:00 p.m.