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Fun Fact: Which former president spoke at UNT?

Former President George W. Bush, November 2010UNT has welcomed several notable presidential and political associates to campus to speak to thousands of students, faculty and staff. Some include environmental lawyer and activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., former Counselor to the President Dan Bartlett and former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates. Who was the first president to speak at UNT?

A. Dwight D. Eisenhower

B. George W. Bush

C. Richard M. Nixon

D. Jimmy Carter

The correct answer is B: George W. Bush. Two-term Republican President George W. Bush visited UNT in 2010, which was his first college campus visit after his presidency ended in 2009. The visit included a private session with selected students, above, and a question and answer session with President V. Lane Rawlins in front of more than 7,000 people in the coliseum.

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Bush was the first president to speak at UNT, but soon-to-be president Dwight D. Eisenhower stopped by Denton during a campaign trip after visiting Denison, his birthplace. Eisenhower defeated Sen. Adlai Stevenson  in 1952 and 1956 to serve two terms as president.

Election Day, Nov. 6., will determine the next United States president, vice president and many members of Congress. Major party presidential candidates are Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat and incumbent President Barack Obama. Ballots include candidates for elected office in Texas counties and other local governmental entities, plus bond elections and referendums.

Denton residents can visit Denton County Elections to find information, including voting precinct, poll locations, and topics that will be on ballots. Non-Denton residents can visit their county’s website for more information about voting and election procedures. However, voter registration deadline, 30 days prior to an election, was Oct. 6.

Early voting throughout Texas ended Nov. 2.

- Leigh Daniels, student assistant, University Relations, Communications and Marketing

((Photo, above, by Gary Payne; below, 1953 Yucca yearbook, Portal to Texas History, UNT Libraries)

Presidential candidate Dwight Eisenhower campaigning in Denton, 1952.

Posted on: Sat 03 November 2012

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