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McMillan to speak at Associates

Barry McNamara
Ken McMillan, the Frederick H. Pattee Professor of Political Economy and Commerce at Monmouth College, will present the next program at the monthly meeting of Monmouth Associates on March 18 at noon in the Whiteman-McMillan Highlander Room of the Stockdale Center.

McMillan, who was active in government and politics prior to joining the Monmouth faculty in 1989, will deliver a talk titled “Can We Make Sense out of the U.S. ‘Economic Recovery?’” His government background includes serving as the chief speechwriter for Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz in 1973-74. From 1977 to 1983, McMillan was a Republican state senator in Illinois, and he ran for U.S. Congress in 1982 and 1984. In the 1982 primary election, he defeated incumbent Tom Railsback before falling by 6 percent in the general election to Lane Evans.

The program is also free; a buffet lunch costs $9. Reservations can be made by calling 309-457-2316 by March 15, by e-mail at, or online at

A free shuttle van transports passengers from two locations to every Associates luncheon. The van will stop at the Faith United Presbyterian Church parking lot at 11:45 a.m. and at the northeast quadrant of the Public Square at approximately 11:50 a.m. It will return to both locations immediately following the program. Shuttle reservations should be made by calling the above number.