Congressman Paul D. Tonko Addresses Issues Confronting Middle Class America at UAlbany's Annual Burton Lecture
Talk highlights 2011 Distinguished Public Service Awards Ceremony, April 27 at 4 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Paul D. Tonko (D-21) will deliver the 27th Annual John E. Burton Lecture at the University at Albany's Page Hall, downtown campus, on April 27. Tonko will discuss "The Assault on The Great American Middle Class: How We Can Fight Back."
The event, hosted by UAlbany President George M. Philip, begins at 4 p.m.
The event also includes the presentation of the annual Distinguished Public Service Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Public Service, honoring notable individuals who have dedicated their careers to serving the people of New York.
The Burton Lecture is named for John E. Burton, who served as New York’s budget director under Governor Thomas E. Dewey from 1943 to 1950. Burton, who was credited with modernizing the state’s budget process, was a key member of the special committee that recommended the creation of the State University of New York System. He also chaired the committee that created the first public administration degree-granting program at UAlbany.
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