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Tennessee's 10th congressional district

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United States House of Representatives, Tennessee District 10 was a district of the United States Congress in Tennessee. It was lost to redistricting in 1953. Its last Representative was Clifford Davis.

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WELCOME TO KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY'S GRADUATE SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT. GRADUATE STUDIES ARE THE HALLMARK OF A GREAT RESEARCH INSTITUTION AND SERVE SOCIETY THROUGH THE DISCOVERY OF KNOWLEDGE AND CREATIVE ENDEAVORS. KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY GRANTED ITS FIRST MATTERS DEGREE IN 1871. TODAY THE UNIVERSITY OFFERS 107 GRADUATE-LEVEL PROGRAMS TO MORE THAN 4,000 STUDENTS. GRADUATE STUDENTS PLAY A CRUCIAL ROLE IN THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE STATE OF KANSAS, THE COUNTRY, AND AROUND THE GLOBE. IT ALL BEGINS WITH A PASSION FOR DISCOVERY, FOR LEARNING, WHETHER IN THE ARTS OR ENGINEERING. IN THE LAB, IN THE FIELD, OR IN A CLASSROOM. THIS PASSION FUELS SUCCESS, RESULTING IN PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS, AND SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGHS. WITH AN ESTEEMED FACULTY TO MENTOR THEM, KANSAS STATE IS A WORLD CLASS INSTITUTION. THE MACE. THE ROBE. THE HOODING CEREMONY. THEY'RE SYMBOLS OF THE HIGH ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT THESE STUDENTS HAVE ATTAINED, PLACING THEM AMONG THE MOST LEARNED PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. [MUSIC] [ BAGPIPES ] [MUSIC] [ POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE ] HE PLEASE RISE AND JOIN MS. MORGAN HIGGINS IN SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM. [MUSIC] OH, SAY CAN YOU SEE BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT WHAT SO PROUDLY WE HAILED AT THE TWILIGHT'S LAST GLEAMING WHOSE BROAD STRIPES AND BRIGHT STARS THROUGH THE PERILOUS FIGHT O'ER THE RAMPARTS WE WATCHED WERE SO GALLANTLY STREAMING AND THE ROCKETS' GLARE THE BOMBS BURSTING IN AIR GAVE PROOF THROUGH THE NIGHT THAT OUR FLAG WAS STILL THERE OH, SAY DOES THAT STAR-SPANGLED BANNER YET WAVE O'ER THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE [ APPLAUSE ] PLEASE BE SEATED. GOOD AFTERNOON, AND WELCOME! I AM CHARLES TABER, PROVOST AND EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY. IT GIVES ME GREAT PLEASURE TO WELCOME YOU TO THIS COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY. BEFORE WE PROCEED, I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE THE MEMBERS OF THE PLATFORM PARTY. PLEASE HOLD YOUR APPLAUSE UNTIL EVERYONE HAS BEEN INTRODUCED. PLATFORM PARTY, AS I READ YOUR NAME, PLEASE STAND. BEGINNING AT YOUR FAR LEFT, WE HAVE: LINDA COOK, CHIEF OF STAFF AND DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS, PETER DORHOUT, VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH, EMILY PASCOE, PRESIDENT, GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL SUNANDA DISSANAYAKE, ASSOCIATE DEAN, GRADUATE SCHOOL, KIMBERLY KIRKPATRICK, DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE FACULTY, T.G. NAGARAJA, DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE FACULTY, ERNIE MINTON, INTERIM DEAN, COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE. SECRETARY DANIEL GLICKMAN SECRETARY DANIEL GLICKMAN, COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER AND HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENT, CAROL SHANKLIN, DEAN, GRADUATE SCHOOL, RICHARD MYERS, PRESIDENT, KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, DENNIS MULLIN, REGENT, KANSAS BOARD OF REGENTS, MARY BETH KIRKHAM, UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR, DAVID POOLE, UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR, JAMES SHEROW, UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR, AMY BUTTON RENZ, PRESIDENT AND CEO, K-STATE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, CEO, K-STATE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, CINDY BONTRAGER, VICE PRESIDENT FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE, CONTINUING WITH THE SECOND ROW, FROM YOUR LEFT, WE HAVE: DEBBIE MERCER, DEAN, EDUCATION, KEVIN GWINNER, DEAN, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, DARREN DAWSON, DEAN, ENGINEERING, JOHN BUCKWALTER, DEAN, HUMAN ECOLOGY, TIM DE NOBLE, DEAN, ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN, AMIT CHAKRABARTI DEAN, ARTS AND SCIENCES, LORI GOETSCH DEAN, UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES, KAREN PEDERSEN, DEAN, K-STATE GLOBAL CAMPUS, BONNIE RUSH, INTERIM DEAN, COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, JACKIE SPEARS, INTERIM ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR K-STATE OLATHE, JEFFERY MORRIS, VICE PRESIDENT FOR COMMUNICATION, AND MARKETING, JAY STEPHENS, VICE- PRESIDENT FOR HUMAN CAPITAL SERVICES, PAT BOSCO, VICE- PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT LIFE AND DEAN OF STUDENTS, MARCELLUS CALDAS, ASSISTANT PROVOST, INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS, GREG WILLEMS, PRESIDENT AND CEO, KSU FOUNDATION, AND SPENCER WOOD, PRESIDENT, FACULTY SENATE. PLEASE JOIN ME IN GIVING OUR PLATFORM PARTY A ROUND OF APPLAUSE. [ APPLAUSE ] THE MARSHALS FOR TODAY'S CEREMONY ARE: GERARD KLUITENBERG, PROFESSOR, AGRONOMY, RONALDO MAGHIRANG, ASSOCIATE DEAN, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, EVAN TITGEMEYER, PROFESSOR AND INTERIM DEPARTMENT HEAD, ANIMAL SCIENCES AND INDUSTRY, KRISTAN CORWIN, ASSOCIATE DEAN, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, KENNETH HUGHEY, PROFESSOR AND DEPARTMENT HEAD, SPECIAL EDUCATION, COUNSELING AND STUDENT AFFAIRS, JOHN MORRIS, PROFESSOR, ACCOUNTING, BRONWYN FEES, ASSOCIATE DEAN, COLLEGE OF HUMAN SERVICES, AND GLADE TOPHAM, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, FAMILY STUDIES AND HUMAN SERVICES. AND BRONWYN IS THE COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY. THAT WAS WRONG. OKAY. THE READER FOR TODAY'S CEREMONY IS: VINCENT CARLISLE, GRADUATE SCHOOL. PLEASE JOIN ME AGAIN IN A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR THESE INDIVIDUALS. [ APPLAUSE ] IT IS MY PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE REGENT DENNIS MULLIN. DENNIS A. MULLIN WAS APPOINTED TO THE KANSAS BOARD OF REGENTS BY GOVERNOR SAM BROWNBACK IN 2015 AND CURRENTLY SERVES AS BOARD CHAIRMAN. THE CHAIRMAN OF STEEL AND PIPE SUPPLY, MULLIN LEADS ONE OF LARGEST STEEL SERVICE CENTERS IN THE NATION. MULLIN EARNED HIS BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN 1970 FROM PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY, GRADUATING AS THE OUTSTANDING SENIOR MAN. HE WAS A PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY OUTSTANDING YOUNG ALUMNUS IN 1984. MULLIN IS A MEMBER OF THE BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AT KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, TRUSTEE EMERITUS FOR THE KSU FOUNDATION, AND A BOARD MEMBER OF THE KS STATE BANK OF MANHATTAN. HE WAS SELECTED AS ENTREPRENEUR OF YEAR BY ERNST YOUNG AND INC MAGAZINE FOR THE STATE OF KANSAS AND WESTERN MISSOURI IN 1995. MULLIN IS A PAST PRESIDENT AND CHAIRMAN OF MANHATTAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, MANHATTAN ROTARY CLUB, AND GREATER MANHATTAN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION. HE IS A FOUNDING MEMBER AND PRESIDENT OF THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB, FLINTHILLS BREADBASKET, AND FLINT HILLS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, ALL OF MANHATTAN. HE AND HIS WIFE, RHONDA, HAVE TWO CHILDREN AND FOUR GRANDCHILDREN. IN HIS FREE TIME, HE ENJOYS WATCHING HIS GRANDCHILDREN PLAY SPORTS AND EVERYTHING K-STATE. PLEASE JOIN ME IN WELCOMING REGENT MULLIN. [ APPLAUSE ] PRESIDENT, SECRETARY, GRADUATES, ALUMNI, AND FRIENDS, I AM DELIGHTED TO JOIN YOU ON BEHALF OF THE KANSAS BOARD OF REGENTS. GRADUATES, CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS AMAZING ACCOMPLISHMENT. IT IS AN HONOR TO BE HERE TO CELEBRATE YOUR GRADUATION WITH YOU ON THIS VERY SPECIAL OCCASION WITH YOUR LOVED ONES. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE A PART OF THIS SPECIAL DAY. AS A REGENT, I'D LIKE TO SHARE THE STORY OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN KANSAS WITH THE PEOPLE I MEET ACROSS THE STATE. IT IS A POSITIVE AND UPLIFTING STORY, ONE THAT CARRIES THE MESSAGE OF TREMENDOUS PROMISE. HIGHER EDUCATION HELPS KANSAS FAMILIES WITH BETTER WAGES. IT ALLOWS KANSAS BUSINESSES TO HIRE KILLED WORKERS. IT SUPPORTS KANSAS COMMUNITIES THROUGH INNOVATION, RESEARCH, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. IN SHORT, IT IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT INVESTMENTS THIS STATE CAN MAKE, AND ONE THAT OFFERS AN INCREDIBLE RETURN TO THE KANSAS ECONOMY. THAT IS THE BIG PICTURE. AND IT IS IMPORTANT. BUT, AS YOU GET CLOSE TO THE SITUATION, YOU WILL NOTICE THAT THIS BIG PICTURE IS A MOSAIC COMPRISED OF THOUSANDS OF SMALLER ONES, EACH REPRESENTING A STORY THAT IS FAR MORE COMPELLING AND INTERESTING. THAT IS YOUR STORY. EARNEST HEMINGWAY ONCE SAID LIFE TOLD TRULY IS A NOVEL. GRADUATES, THERE WILL BE MANY DAYS, MAYBE EVEN MOST DAYS, WHEN YOUR LIVES WON'T SEEM QUITE THAT EXCITING, BUT AS EACH ONE OF YOU WRITES YOUR LIFE STORY DAY BY DAY, KNOW THAT YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR SOCIETY ARE IMPORTANT AND MEANINGFUL. YOU ARE THE REASON HIGHER EDUCATION IS SO IMPORTANT AND WORTHWHILE INVESTMENT FOR OUR STATE. YOU SPENT YEARS AT KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, DEDICATING YOURSELF, YOUR TIME, AND YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND SELF-IMPROVEMENT. YOU'VE MARCHED UP TO THE CURRENT BOUNDS OF THE KNOWLEDGE IN YOUR FIELD, CHALLENGED THAT STANDARD OF KNOWLEDGE, AND EVEN CONTRIBUTED TO IT, EACH ASSIGNMENT, DISCUSSION, COMMENT, GROUP PROJECTS, PAPERS, AND EXAMS MAY HAVE SEEMED A LITTLE JUST TO-DO ITEMS OR EVEN TRIVIAL, BUT EVERY BIT OF THAT WORK HAS BUILT TO BROADEN YOUR KNOWLEDGE THAT LED TO THE DEGREE THAT YOU'RE RECEIVING TODAY. TODAY YOU SEE ONE OF THE FIRST OF MANY RETURNS ON YOUR INVESTMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO KEEP YOUR HIGHER EDUCATION JOURNEY IN MIND AS YOU MOVE THROUGHOUT YOUR LIVES, IN THE SAME WAY THAT YOUR WORK AT THIS UNIVERSITY WAS AN INVESTMENT IN YOURSELF, AND CONTINUE LEARNING AND HARD WORK THAT WILL FOLLOW THROUGHOUT YOUR CAREER IS AN ADDITIONAL INVESTMENT, NOT ONLY TO YOUR LIVES BUT TO THE WORLD AROUND YOU. DURING YOUR TIME AT KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, YOU'VE STRIVED TO BECOME THE BEST POSSIBLE VERSION OF YOURSELF. YOU'VE SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS HONING YOUR SKILLS AND INCREASING YOUR KNOWLEDGE WITH THE SUPPORT OF FACULTY, STAFF, AND YOUR PEERS. YOU'RE NOW PREPARED TO TAKE ON CHALLENGES AND SOLVE PROBLEMS THAT YOU CANNOT YET IMAGINE. HOW YOU HAVE OVERCOME THESE HURDLES WILL BE THE PERSONAL STORY OF YOUR SUCCESSES, BUT WE WILL ALL BENEFIT FROM YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS YOU BUILD BUSINESSES, GROW INDUSTRIES, EDUCATE FUTURE GENERATIONS, CARE FOR THE SICK, MAYBE EVEN MAKE BREAKTHROUGHS IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION. OUR STATE, OUR COUNTRY, OUR WORLD WILL BENEFIT FOR IT. YOUR FELLOW WILDCATS WILL BE WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. TODAY YOU GRADUATE, AND THAT MARKS THE END OF YOUR JOURNEY AS STUDENTS, BUT AS ALUMNI, YOU WILL FOREVER BE A PART OF THE K-STATE FAMILY. LIKE ALL GOOD FAMILIES, THIS ONE WILL CHEER YOU ON FOR YOUR SUCCESS, BOAST ON YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AND SUPPORT YOU IN ANY WAY YOU CAN, AND I AM CONFIDENT YOU WILL DO THE SAME FOR YOUR FELLOW WILDCATS. I HOPE THAT MANY OF YOU HAVE DECIDED TO CONTINUE YOUR JOURNEY RIGHT HERE IN THE STATE OF KANSAS. OUR STATE WILL CERTAINLY BE BETTER IF YOU HAVE MADE THAT CHOICE. YET WHEREVER YOUR PATH MAY LEAD YOU, KNOW THAT YOUR ALMA MATER AND THIS STATE ARE PROUD OF ALL YOU'VE ACCOMPLISHED. NO MATTER WHERE LIFE TAKES YOU, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HOME, A PART OF KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY. GRADUATES, ON BEHALF OF THE KANSAS BOARD OF REGENTS, I SAY CONGRATULATIONS, AND GOD BLESS YOU. [ APPLAUSE ] . AT THIS TIME WE WOULD LIKE TO HONOR THREE FACULTY MEMBERS AS UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS━THE HIGHEST HONOR THE UNIVERSITY CAN BESTOW TO RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO TEACHING, RESEARCH AND SERVICE. TODAY WE HONOR MARY BETH KIRKHAM DAVID POOLE AND JIM SHEROW. THESE DISTINGUISHED FACULTY MEMBERS ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THEIR RESEARCH AND MAKING A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE WORLD. EACH WILL HENCEFORTH CARRY THE TITLE UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR. I INVITE YOU TO REFER TO THE PROGRAM TO READ THE FULL TEXT TRIBUTE TO EACH HONOREE. DR. KIRKHAM, WOULD YOU PLEASE JOIN ME AT THE PODIUM? MARY BETH KIRKHAM, IS PROFESSOR IN AGRONOMY. SHE IS AN INTERNATIONAL AUTHORITY ON PLANT-WATER RELATIONS OF WINTER WHEAT AND THE UPTAKE OF HEAVY METALS BY CROPS GROWN ON POLLUTED SOIL. SHE WAS THE FIRST RESEARCHER TO DOCUMENT THE EFFECTS OF ELEVATED LEVELS OF CARBON DIOXIDE ON CROPS GROWN UNDER SEMIARID CONDITIONS. SHE ALSO RESEARCHES THE EFFECTS OF GRAVITY ON PLANTS. KIRKHAM CAME TO KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY IN 1980. HER RESEARCH HAS BEEN SUPPORTED BY ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, THE DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURE AND THE U.S. OFFICE WATER RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY. PLEASE JOIN ME IN RECOGNIZING MARY BETH KIRKHAM AS WE CONFER ON HER THE TITLE UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR. [ APPLAUSE ] [ APPLAUSE ] DR. POOLE, WOULD YOU PLEASE JOIN ME AT THE PODIUM? DAVID POOLE IS A PROFESSOR WITH JOINT APPOINTMENTS IN KINESIOLOGY AND IN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY AT KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY. HIS DISCOVERIES HAVE HELPED DEFINE HOW OXYGEN IS TRANSPORTED FROM THE LUNGS TO BE USED BY TISSUE MITOCHONDRIA. USING INNOVATIVE MODELS AT REST AND DURING EXERCISE, POOLE HAS IDENTIFIED KEY SITES OF METABOLIC CONTROL IN HEALTH AND DISEASE. HE HAS BEEN AWARDED MORE THAN $5 MILLION AS PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR AND $17.9 MILLION AS CO-INVESTIGATOR IN RESEARCH GRANTS FROM THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION AND THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION. PLEASE JOIN ME IN RECOGNIZING DAVID POOLE AS WE CONFER ON HIM THE TITLE UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR. [ APPLAUSE ] DR. SHEROW, WOULD YOU PLEASE JOIN ME AT THE PODIUM? JIM SHEROW IS A NOTED HISTORIAN WITH RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS IN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY, KANSAS HISTORY, NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY AND THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WEST. HE IS THE AUTHOR OF SIX BOOKS AND ALONG WITH THE AWARDS HE HAS RECEIVED FOR HIS TEACHING AND SCHOLARLY RESEARCH, SHEROW IS ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN PUBLIC HISTORY AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION. HE HAS SERVED FOR 10 YEARS AS THE GOVERNOR-APPOINTED KANSAS HISTORIAN ON THE KANSAS HISTORIC SITES BOARDS OF REVIEW. HE ALSO WAS ELECTED TO THE MANHATTAN CITY COMMISSION IN 2017 FOR A TWO-EAR TERM, RE-ELECTED IN 2009 FOR A FOUR-YEAR TERM AND SERVED AS MAYOR FROM 2011-2012. PLEASE JOIN ME IN RECOGNIZING JIM SHEROW AS WE CONFER ON HIM THE TITLE UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR. [ APPLAUSE ] THE COMMERCE BANK AND W.T. KEMPER FOUNDATION DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE FACULTY AWARD HONORS FACULTY MEMBERS WHO ARE RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY FOR THEIR EXCELLENCE IN SCHOLARSHIP, RESEARCH, TEACHING, AND MENTORING AT THE GRADUATE LEVEL. THE AWARD CARRIES AN HONORARIUM PROVIDED BY THE WILLIAM T. KEMPER FOUNDATION AND THE COMMERCE BANCSHARES FOUNDATION. TODAY WE HONOR TWO FACULTY MEMBERS: KIMBERLY KIRKPATRICK AND T. G. NAGARAJA. I INVITE YOU TO REFER TO THE PROGRAM TO READ THE FULL TEXT TRIBUTE TO EACH HONOREE. DR. KIRKPATRICK, WOULD YOU PLEASE JOIN ME AT THE PODIUM? KIMBERLY KIRKPATRICK IS A PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND DIRECTOR OF THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT'S COGNITIVE AND NEUROBIOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO PLASTICITY CENTER, WHICH IS FUNDED BY A $10.6 MILLION GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES. THE CENTER IS CURRENTLY FUNDING FOUR PRIMARY PROJECTS, THREE PILOT PROJECTS, AND THREE RESEARCH ONES. ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE PROJECT ARE BEING IMPLEMENTED AT KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY BUT AT WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER. PLEASE JOIN ME IN RECOGNIZING KIMBERLY KIRKPATRICK AS A DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE FACULTY MEMBER. [ APPLAUSE ] DR. NAGARAJA, WOULD YOU PLEASE JOIN ME AT THE PODIUM? T.G. NAGARAJA A UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF MICROBIOLOGY IN THE COLLEGE OF VETERINARY'S MEDICINE'S DIAGNOSTIC MEDICINE AND PATHOBIOLOGY DEPARTMENT IS A HIGHLY REGARDED RESEARCHER ON THE GUT MICROBIOLOGY OF CATTLE. SUPPORTED BY EXTRAMURAL FUNDING OF MORE THAN $11 OF MORE THAN $11 MILLION, PREDOMINATELY FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND NOTED ANIMAL HEALTH COMPANIES. NAGARAJA'S WORK HAS FOCUSED PRIMARILY ON THE ROLE OF RUMEN MICROBES IN FUNCTION AND DYSFUNCTION OF THE RUMEN, PARTICULARLY LIVER ABSCESSES OF CATTLE AND ON FOODBORNE PATHOGENS, WITH A FOCUS ON SHIGA TOXIN-PRODUCING E. COLI AND SALMONELLA IN CATTLE. HIS WORK HAS RESULTED IN SEVEN U.S. PATENTS. PLEASE JOIN ME IN RECOGNIZING T.G. NAGARAJA AS A DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE FACULTY MEMBER. AN HONORARY DEGREE IS AMONG THE HIGHEST HONORS A UNIVERSITY CAN BESTOW, AND THUS IS RESERVED FOR THOSE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED IN VERY SIGNIFICANT WAYS TO ADVANCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR OUR CITIZENS AND THE WORLD. IT IS THEREFORE WITH HONOR AND GREAT PRIDE THAT KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY RECOGNIZES AN OUTSTANDING LEADER, SECRETARY DANIEL GLICKMAN. PLEASE TURN YOUR ATTENTION TO THE VIDEOBOARD FOR A SPECIAL INTRODUCTION OF DANIEL GLICKMAN, OUR HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENT AND COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER. HE GREWR UP -- HE GREW UP IN WICHITA, KANSAS. HIS FAMILY HAD AN INDEPENDENT OIL AND GAS COMPANY, ALSO THE WICHITA ARROWS, A BASEBALL TEAM. WHILE IN COLLEGE, HE RAN FOR PRESIDENT OF HIS SENIOR CLASS. HE GRADUATED WITH A BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HISTORY. THERE HE MET HIS WIFE RHODA WHEN THEY WERE BOTH IN THE CAST OF "WONDERFUL TOWN". THEY MARRIED IN 1966 AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN. DAN WENT TO LAW SCHOOL AND RECEIVED HIS JURISPRUDENCE. HE WAS A PARTNER AT A LAW FIRM AND WORKED AS A TRIAL ATTORNEY AT THE S.E.C. HE GAVE BACK TO HIS HOMETOWN, TOO, AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE WICHITA SCHOOL BOARD, HIS FIRST PUBLIC OFFICE. IN 1976, DAN RAN FOR CONGRESS AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR 18 YEARS. HE SERVED ON MANY COMMITTEES AND WAS A LEADING CONGRESSIONAL EXPERT ON GENERAL AVIATION POLICY. HE WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE FOR THE ENTIRE TIME HE WAS IN CONGRESS. MENT DAN REALIZED EARLY IN HIS CAREER THAT IN ORDER TO SERVE THE RURAL POPULATION IN HIS DISTRICT, HE NEEDED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT AGRICULTURE. HE RELIED ON K-STATE TO EDUCATE HIM, TO DO RESEARCH, TO WORK WITH THE GOVERNOR ON AG POLICY. HE UNDERSTOOD WHAT OUR MISSION WAS, AND HOW WE COULD HELP HIS CONSTITUENTS AND HIM AND HE HAS A -- AN EXTREMELY SHARP MIND AND A BIG HEART IT WAS IMPORTANT TO DAN TO FEED THE HUNGRY. PRESIDENT CLINTON APPOINTED DAN TO SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE IN 1995. HE SPOKE AT K-STATE THAT YEAR AND AGAIN IN 2013 WITH A PANEL OF SIX FORMER U.S. SECRETARIES OF AGRICULTURE. AFTER LEAVING OFFICE IN 2001, DAN WAS DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE OF POLITICS AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY'S JOHN F. KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT, AND SERVED AS PRESIDENT OF MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA. HE ANSWERED THAT IN THE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT, HE USED TO GROW POPCORN, AND NOW HE SELLS POPCORN. DAN LIFELONG ROLE AS PEACEMAKER AND HIS BELIEF THAT BIPARTISANSHIP IS WHAT REALLY WORKS IN GETTING THINGS DONE PROPELLED DAN TO HIS NEXT POSITION AS VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM. THIS IS A NONPARTISAN PUBLIC POLICY EDUCATION AND CIVILITY-BUILDING PROGRAM FOR MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS. HE IS ALSO A SENIOR FELLOW AT THE BIPARTISAN POLICY CENTER IN WASHINGTON, D.C. ONE OF THE VERY SPECIAL THINGS ABOUT DAN, AFTER MANY YEARS OF SERVICE IN CONGRESS, WAS STAYING IN PUBLIC SERVICE AND FOCUSED A LOT ON FOOD ISSUES, FEEDING THE WORLD, THE GROWING POPULATION. HE'S JUST BEEN VERY ACTIVE, LEADING, NOT JUST BEING ON COMMITTEES, BUT LEADING EFFORTS TO DEAL WITH AGRICULTURAL CHALLENGES. IT IS NOT VERY OFTEN THAT SOMEONE WHO HAS DONE SO MUCH IN WASHINGTON, D.C. CONTINUES TO DO SO MUCH WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR, WITH VARIOUS ENTITIES. SO THAT'S BEEN THE CORE, IS PUBLIC SERVICE, AND THIS IS A LAND GRANT UNIVERSITY, SO HIS PRIVATE MISSION AND OUR PUBLIC MISSION PERFECTLY MATCH, AND THERE ARE VERY FEW PEOPLE CONNECTED WITH K-STATE THAT HAVE HAD THE CAREER HE'S HAD. WE HONOR THIS KANSAN FOR ALL HE HAS DONE FOR OUR STATE AND OUR NATION. PLEASE WELCOME DAN GLICKMAN. [ APPLAUSE ] SECRETARY GLICKMAN, FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP, YOUR CHARACTER, YOUR HUMANITY, AND YOUR GOOD WILL, BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE PEOPLE OF KANSAS AND THE KANSAS BOARD OF REGENTS, AND UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY FACULTY, I AM PLEASED TO CONFER THE KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY HONORARY DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE WITH ALL OF ITS RIGHTS, PRIVILEGES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. CONGRATULATIONS! THANK YOU. FIRST OF ALL, GENERAL MYERS, THANK YOU. YOU HAVE ONE OF THE GREAT AMERICANS AS YOUR PRESIDENT, HE WAS CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, HE IS AN EXAMPLE OF PUBLIC SERVICE AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL, AND HE DESERVES A SPECIAL APPLAUSE. HE IS AN AMAZING MAN >> [ APPLAUSE ] BY THE WAY, GENERAL, MY WIFE AND MY WIFE WHO'S HERE AND MY MOTHER ALWAYS WANTED ME TO BE A DOCTOR. I'M A DOCTOR, BUT DON'T GET SICK, THAT'S ALL I CAN TELL YA. AND I WOULD SAY TO A FEW OTHERS, GOVERNOR JOHN CARLIN, GREAT AMERICAN, CLOSE PERSONAL FRIEND OF MINE HERE AT K-STATE, MY SPECIAL FRIEND DR. BARRY FLINCHBAUGH, HE HAS NO PERSONALITY, NO SENSE OF HUMOR. IF YOU DON'T LIKE MY SPEECH, HE WROTE IT. AND I ALSO THANK REGENT MULLIN FOR YOUR TERRIFIC WORDS AS WELL. COMING OUT HERE ON THE PLANE, WE WERE DISCUSSING GOING TO MANHATTAN, KANSAS. WHAT'S THERE? I DON'T USUALLY LIKE TO TELL PEOPLE WHAT I'M DOING. I SAY I'M GOING TO MAKE A SPEECH. ANOTHER GUY RIGHT NEXT TO ME SAYS I KNOW WHAT'S THERE, WE HAVE AN OPENING FOR A NEW FOOTBALL COACH! ALL RIGHT? SO FIRST OF ALL, I THINK THAT YOUR COACH, BILL SNYDER, DESERVES A SPECIAL HAND FOR WHAT HE'S DONE FOR K-STATE FOOTBALL OVER ALL THESE YEARS. [ APPLAUSE ] HOWEVER, IN THE WORDS OF FORMER PRESIDENT JOHNSON, WHO YOU MAY RECALL DECIDED NOT TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT -- MOST OF YOU IN THIS ROOM ARE TOO YOUNG TO REMEMBER THAT, 1968 HE DECIDED NOT TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION, HE SAID THE FOLLOWING, AND I'LL CHANGE THE WORDS A LITTLE BIT FOR THIS. I'M OUT OF K-STATE, I KNOW YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A NEW COACH, BUT I WILL NOT SEEK NOR WILL I ACCEPT THE NOMINATION TO BE THE NEXT FOOTBALL COACH AT KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY. I AM TOO YOUNG FOR THE JOB. OKAY? BUT GOOD LUCK TO YOU ON YOUR SEARCH. SO I AM REALLY DELIGHTED TO BE HERE. AND THE OTHER PEOPLE I WANT TO RECOGNIZE, I THINK YOUR FAMILIES DESERVE A SPECIAL HAND FOR PUTTING UP WITH YOU, FOR PAYING FOR YOUR EDUCATION, AND EVERYTHING ELSE. I MEAN, THESE ARE THE FOLKS THAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIVES. SO IT'S A GREAT THING BEING HERE AT K-STATE. I MEAN, THE UNIVERSITY IS RANKED CONSISTENTLY IN THE TOP 20 NATIONALLY, IT'S THE OLDEST PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN KANSAS, A STRONG ADVOCATE FOR GOOD VALUES, FOR GENDER EQUALITY, FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, HIGHEST NATIONAL TOTAL OF PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARS AMONG ALL PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN THE UNITED STATES. PRETTY FABULOUS STUFF! NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED PROGRAMS IN BIODEFENSE. I WENT TO SEE THE FACILITY TODAY, AND IN FOOD RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE AND BUSINESS AND SO MANY DIFFERENT AREAS, YOU HAVE REALLY A LOT TO BE PROUD OF. AND IT ALSO HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST JOB-PLACEMENT RATES IN THE COUNTRY FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS. AS I MENTION, IT IS THE HOME OF THE FACILITY, WHICH I HAD A LITTLE BIT TO DO IT, BECAUSE THEN GOVERNOR SIBILEUS POINTED ME TO THE FACILITY AND I'M INTERESTED TO SEE WHAT THAT DOES TO AUGMENT TO KEEP THIS UNIVERSITY A NATIONAL FORCE. AS YOU SAW SOME OF THE VIDEO THAT YOU SAW, THERE ARE TWO THINGS ABOUT ME. ONE IS I HAVE A LOT LESS HAIR THAN I DID WHEN I STARTED IN PUBLIC SERVICE, BUT, YOU KNOW, I'M A NATIVE OF WICHITA, I COME FROM A MORE URBAN BACKGROUND, MY FAMILY WAS NOT INVOLVED IN AGRICULTURE, BUT WHEN I CAME TO THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ALONG THE SAME TIME AS MY FRIEND PAT ROBERTS WHO WAS NAMED JUST SHORTLY THEREAFTER, I RECOGNIZED THE POWER AND IMPORTANCE OF FOOD, OF AGRICULTURE, AND RURAL AMERICA AS PART OF THIS NATION'S FABRIC, SO IT LED ME TO BEING SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE LATER ON, IT DEMONSTRATED TO ME THE IMPORTANCE OF FARM, AGRICULTURE, RURAL, AND FOOD ISSUE. I OFTEN THINK WHEN PEOPLE TALK ABOUT AGRICULTURE, THEY DON'T PUT THE WORD "FOOD" WITH IT. AFTER ALL, WHY DO WE GROW ANYTHING? IT'S BY AND LARGE TO EAT, WHICH IS THE SUSTENANCE OF LIFE, AND IT REINFORCED MY COMMITMENT TO MEETING THE WORLD'S FOOD NEEDS. WE HAVE GRADUATES FROM A MYRIAD OF BACKGROUNDS. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT FOOD AND AGRICULTURE. THEY'RE CROSS-JURISDICTIONAL. ONE HAS TO DO WITH WATER. 70% OF THE WATER IN THE WORLD IS TO IRRIGATE CROPS USED IN AGRICULTURE. 30% IS FOR EVERYTHING ELSE -- ALL THE CONSUMERS, URBANIZATION, AND EVERYTHING ELSE. SOIL HEALTH. I HEARD SOME OF THE CREDENTIALS OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS, HOW CRITICAL SOIL HEALTH IS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES AND GLOBALLY, SO THE REST OF THE WORLD, DEVELOPING WORLD, CAN BECOME SELF-SUFFICIENT. CHALLENGES OF PLANT AND ANIMAL DISEASE. THE CHANGING DIETS IN THIS COUNTRY, A GIGANTIC ISSUE AREA YOU'RE DEALING WITH HERE AS WELL AS OTHER AREAS, AND OF COURSE THE ROLE OF TRADE AND GLOBALIZATION AND AMERICA'S ROLE IN THE WORLD. IT WAS WILL ROGERS WHO ONCE SAID "AMERICA HAS TWO OF THE GREATEST FRIENDS IN THE WORLD. THEY ARE THE ATLANTIC AND THE PACIFIC OCEANS." WELL, THAT IS NO LONGER TRUE, MY FRIENDS. AMERICA MUST BE ENGAGED, ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN THE WORLD, AND EFFORTS TO WITHDRAW, TO BECOME UNILATERAL ARE NOT ONLY NOT HEALTHY FOR AMERICA BUT DANGEROUS TO THE REST OF THE WORLD AS WELL, AND I KNOW THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN THIS GROUP. WOULD YOU RAISE YOUR HANDS IF YOU'RE NOT FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA? AND LET'S GIVE THEM A BIG HAND, BECAUSE IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE RESPECT THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AS WELL. [ APPLAUSE ] AND SO MANY OTHER ISSUES, FROM MALNUTRITION AND HUNGER, WHICH HAS BEEN CLOSE TO MY HEART, TO CLIMATE CHANGE, WHICH IS REAL BUT CAN BE DEALT WITH, WITH SCIENCE AND GOOD JUDGMENT AND GOOD POLICY. WHILE EVERY UNIVERSITY IN THE COUNTRY NEEDS TO ENGAGE ON ALL THESE ISSUES, KANSAS STATE HAS A PARTICULAR ROLE IN A PARTICULAR PLACE IN ENSURING THAT THESE ISSUES CAN PROVIDE FOOD FOR A HUNGRY WORLD, PROVIDE FOOD SUSTAINABLY TO A HUNGRY WORLD, AND PROVIDE FOOD SUSTAINABLY FOR A HUNGRY AND PEACEFUL WORLD AS WELL. I JUST WANT TO TALK ABOUT A FEW THINGS, BECAUSE I CAN FEEL CAROL SCHENKMAN LOOKING AT ME LIKE "GLICKMAN, YOU'RE TALKING TOO LONG." MY FIRST POINT IS HIGHER EDUCATION GENERALLY, AND I KNOW I MUST BE SPEAKING TO THE CHOIR, BUT WE HAVE A LOT OF ASSETS IN AMERICA -- BEST PEOPLE, GREAT LAND MASS, YOU KNOW, JUST -- EVERYTHING ABOUT US IS GREAT. BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT MAKES US UNIQUELY GREAT IS THE EXTRAORDINARY SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND WE NEGLECT IT AT OUR PERIL. OUR ABILITY TO HAVE STRONG COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, EVEN THOUGH THE WORLD IS CHANGING IN EDUCATION, IS INTIMATELY RELATED TO HOW AMERICA WILL BE IN THE FUTURE BECAUSE IT WILL PRODUCE PEOPLE WHO CAN LEAD THIS COUNTRY IN THE YEARS AND GENERATIONS TO COME. STUDENTS FROM ALL CORNERS OF THE EARTH FLOCK TO OUR SCHOOLS TO LEARN, AND OF COURSE PEOPLE FROM OUR OWN COUNTRY GET AN INVALUABLE EDUCATION. AND SO THE SECOND THING I'VE LEARNED IS THE IMPORTANCE OF ADEQUATE EDUCATION, ADEQUATE FUNDING, WHICH IS LARGELY A STATE ISSUE, AND I MAKE A PLEA THAT OUR STATE GOVERNMENT RECOGNIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF HIGHER EDUCATION. THE RESPECT FOR SCIENCE, WHICH IS CROSS-JURISDICTIONAL, BUT PEOPLE WHO DON'T BELIEVE IN SCIENCE ARE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO MOVE BACKWARD IN LIFE, AND THAT IS OBVIOUSLY NOT HEALTHY FOR OUR COUNTRY AS WELL. AND EVEN WITH SCIENCE, RESPECT FOR THE ARTS, BECAUSE YOU REALLY CAN'T HAVE A WHOLE PERSON WITHOUT KNOWING LITERATURE, THE ARTS, AND THE OTHER THINGS IN LIFE THAT MAKE YOU A HUMAN BEING AS WELL. NOW, I COME FROM WASHINGTON, D.C., AND THINGS HAVE BEEN TOUGH THERE LATELY. ISSUES LIKE TOLERANCE, BIPARTISANSHIP, THOUGHTFUL RHETORIC, WORKING TOGETHER. THESE ARE REALLY THE INGREDIENTS THAT ARE NEEDED TO FORM A WELL-FUNCTIONAL GOVERNMENT, AND TO BE SUCCESSFUL AS AN INDIVIDUAL IN LIFE, TO RUN A GOOD UNIVERSITY, ALL OF THESE THINGS, RESPECTING, TOLERATING EACH OTHER. AND I NOTICE ONE OF THE PICTURES OF ME -- I SAW IT BEFORE, BUT IT DIDN'T REALLY HIT ME -- WAS A PICTURE OF ME AND GEORGE H.W. BUSH. SO I WANT TO JUST TALK ABOUT THAT FOR A LITTLE BIT, BECAUSE I'M A DEMOCRAT, HE WAS A REPUBLICAN, BUT I THOUGHT HE WAS ONE OF OUR GREAT PRESIDENTS. I LIKED HIM A LOT, AND HE STOOD FOR THE RIGHT KIND OF VALUES THAT WE NEED IN THE COUNTRY. IN 1988 WHEN BUSH WAS INAUGURATED AS PRESIDENT, HE GAVE THE LIST OF THINGS HE VALUED TO PEGGY NOONAN, WHO WROTE HIS SPEECH, AND HE SAID I'M NOT -- GEORGE BUSH WOULDN'T GIVE PEOPLE LONG SPEECHES. HE DIDN'T TALK THAT WAY. HE TALKED IN, LIKE, PARAPHRASING AND CLAUSES, BUT HE GAVE HER A BUNCH OF WORDS TO WRITE, AND SOME OF THOSE ARE WORDS THAT I THINK ARE WORTHWHILE FOR ALL OF YOU TO THINK ABOUT AS YOU GO THROUGH YOUR LIFE -- AND I'M GOING TO SAY THEM IN THE ORDER THAT HE GAVE THEM TO HER TO WRITE ABOUT: FAMILY WAS NUMBER ONE. KIDS. GRANDKIDS. LOVE. DECENCY. HONOR. PRIDE. TOLERANCE. HOPE. KINDNESS. LOYALTY. FREEDOM. CARING. HEART. FAITH. SERVICE TO COUNTRY. FAIR PLAY. STRENGTH. HEALING. AND EXCELLENCE. AND HE SAID "GO WRITE ME A SPEECH BASED ON THOSE WORDS." THOSE ARE GOOD WORDS FOR US ALL. FOR ANY LEADER, FOR ANY PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, FOR ANY PRESIDENT OF A UNIVERSITY. AND IT'S SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT AS WE LOOK TO HIS PARTICULAR LEGACY. EVEN THOUGH OUR POLITICAL SYSTEM IS A BIT ROUGH IN KANSAS AND IN THE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE, IN SOME SENSE IT WAS MEANT TO BE THAT WAY. OUR FOUNDING FATHERS HAD THIS IDEA THEY DID NOT WANT TO CENTRALIZE POWER IN ONE PLACE, SO THEY SET UP THE SUBJECT AS OUR POLITICAL SCIENTISTS KNOW OF SEPARATION OF POWERS, AND THEY HAD THREE EQUAL BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT. IT'S ALMOST AS IF THEY WANTED ONE FOOT ON THE BRAKE AND ONE FOOT ON THE ACCELERATOR AT ALL TIMES. THAT WAS TO MAKE SURE WE HAD FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY AND NOT DES POTTISM IN OUR COUNTRY. BUT THAT'S ONLY IF THE GREASE OF COMPROMISE AND CONSENSUS IS PART OF OUR SYSTEM. IT'S GOOD IF PEOPLE CAN SOMETIMES BE PARTISAN. IT'S GOOD IF WE HAVE DIFFERENCES IN POINTS OF VIEW. IT'S NOT GOOD WHEN IT LEADS TO GRIDLOCK. SO I GUESS MY SECOND MESSAGE IS THE IMPORTANCE OF THESE QUALITIES TO LIVE YOUR LIFE TRYING TO DO YOUR BEST, TO NOT ONLY HOLD FAST YOUR OWN PRINCIPLES BUT REACH CONSENSUS AS WELL. THERE WAS AN AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER IN CONGRESS NAMES JIM HIGHTOWER. HE WAS KIND OF A GUY WHO USED TO PAL AROUND WITH WILLIE NELSON AND THEY USED TO SMOKE THINGS THAT DIDN'T USED TO BE LEGAL IN THIS COUNTRY, NOW LEGAL IN SOME PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, AND HE ONCE SAID THERE WAS NOTHING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD EXCEPT A YELLOW STRIPE AND A DEAD ARMADILLO. AND I USED TO THINK, "WELL, HOW ABOUT ME?" AND THEN I THOUGHT, HOW ABOUT DWIGHT EISENHOWER, BOB DOLE, NANCY CASTANBAUM, MIKE HAYDEN, BOB DOCKING AND THE WHOLE DOCKING FAMILY, CONGRESSMAN MOORE -- KANSAS HAS BEEN KIND OF THE FULCRUM OF WHAT I CALL MODERATE CONSENSUS-MAKING POLITICIANS, AND WHEN WE GO OFF THAT SPECTRUM, WE GET IN TROUBLE. MY MESSAGE FOR YOU, IN ADDITION TO THESE QUALITIES THAT GEORGE BUSH TOLD HIS SPEECH WRITER TO WRITE, BEING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD IS NOT NECESSARILY A BAD PLACE TO BE. IN THIS REGARD, I WANT TO COMMEND OUR SENIOR SENATOR FROM KANSAS, PAT ROBERTS, WHO HAS BEEN WORKING LIKE THE DICKENS TO GET A FARM BILL PASSED THAT'S FAIR TO FARMERS AND ALSO FAIR TO THE HUNGRY AND THE PEOPLE WHO NEED ASSISTANCE IN LIFE TO MAKE IT THROUGH FROM DAY TO DAY. HE'S PROVEN THAT YOU CAN BE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD TO ACHIEVE THINGS AND IT'S THE KIND OF IMAGE I WOULD HOPE YOU WOULD ALL TAKE WITH YOU. MY FINAL POINT HAS TO DO WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR. CRISES ESCALATE WHEN PEOPLE TAKE THEMSELVES TOO SERIOUSLY. THE BUSINESS OF PUBLIC POLICY IS OFTEN THAT OF TURNING LEMONS INTO LEMONADE, AND THE ONLY WAY YOU'RE REALLY GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT IS IF YOU HAVE SOME SENSE OF SELF-AND SELF-DEPRECATING HUMOR. GOOD LEADERS ALL HAVE SENSES OF HUMOR. ALMOST ALL LEADERS WHO DON'T SUCCEED DON'T KNOW HOW TO SMILE OR TELL A JOKE ON HIMSELF. I'M REMINDED WHEN I WAS SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE, BILL CLINTON USED TO TELL PEOPLE ONLY HE COULD ASK A JEWISH SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE TO ACTIVELY PROMOTE THE PORK INDUSTRY, AND I DID THAT WITH GREAT RELISH, BECAUSE IT WAS GOOD FOR AMERICA. I DIDN'T HAVE TO EAT IT, BUT I WAS GOING TO SELL IT TO ANYBODY, CERTAINLY, WHO COULD EAT IT. AND IT'S ALSO HOW YOU RESPOND TO BAD CIRCUMSTANCES. SO WHEN I WAS IN THE CABINET, I TURNED OUT TO BE THE MOST ASSAULTED, ATTACKED MEMBER OF THE CLINTON CABINET. I MEAN, PEOPLE WERE AFTER ME LIKE THEY WEREN'T AFTER THE HEAD OF THE CIA OR THE HEAD OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF OR ANYBODY ELSE. I HAD PEOPLE WHO THREW -- ONE WOMAN THREW A TOFU CREAM PIE AT ME. IT MISSED ME, GRAZED BOB DOLE, AND HIT DONNA SHALALA IN THE BACK. THE WOMAN CALLED ME A PIMP FOR THE PORK INDUSTRY. I SAID TO BOB, I DON'T THINK WE'RE IN KANSAS ANYMORE. AT A WORLD FOOD SUMMIT, GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS WERE THROWN AT ME, THEN STRIPPED TOTALLY NAKED -- OF COURSE I DIDN'T LOOK -- BUT THEY HAD WRITTEN ON THEIR BODIES "NO GENE BEANS" AND "THE NAKED TRUTH". AND THIS WAS ON CNN AND ALL OVER THE WORLD. WE WERE IN ROME WHEN IT HAPPENED. THE NEXT DAY I GET A CALL FROM MY MOTHER, WHO ALWAYS WANTED ME TO BE A DOCTOR, WHO TOLD ME, "I TOLD YOU YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TAKEN THAT JOB. IT'S TOO DANGEROUS. YOUR FATHER WANTS TO TALK TO YOU." HE GETS ON THE PHONE AND SAYS "WHAT DID IT LOOK LIKE?" [ LAUGHTER ] PART OF LIFE IS RESPONDING TO EVENTS WITH THE AWARENESS THAT YOU'RE NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN THE WORLD, BUT YOU CAN STILL MAKE LIGHT OF YOURSELF, AND YOU CAN STILL SMILE AND BE FRIENDLY, AND IF PEOPLE LIKE YOU, THEY'RE MUCH MORE LIKELY TO DO WHAT YOU WANT THEM TO DO. IT'S A GOOD LESSON IN PERSUASIVENESS. I SPENT SOME TIME IN THE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY, NOT AS A MOVIE STAR, I WAS MORE OF A LOBBYIST FOR THE INDUSTRY, BUT THERE ARE TWO MOVIES I THINK ARE WORTHWHILE THINKING ABOUT, ESPECIALLY FOR THE GRADUATES WHO ARE MOVING ON TO WORK. ONE WAS THE MOVIE "THE GRADUATE" WITH DUSTIN HOFFMAN. IN THAT MOVIE, THIS POOR, AIMLESS GUY DOESN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH HIS LIFE, AND HIS FATHER-IN-LAW TELLS HIM THERE'S ONE WORD FOR THE SECRET OF LIFE: "PLASTICS". THAT WAS THE GENERATION. WE LEARNED THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ONE THING. PLASTICS ARE NOT NECESSARILY NOW THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD IN TERMS OF SUSTAINABILITY, THERE ARE MANY OTHER WAYS. IF SOMEONE SAID THERE IS ONE SIMPLE AND WRONG SOLUTION, THAT WOULD BE PLASTICS. AS YOU GO THROUGH LIFE, RECOGNIZE NOT EVERYTHING YOU BELIEVE IN NOW IS GOING TO BE THE SAME FIVE, TEN, OR 15 YEARS FROM NOW. AND THE FINAL POINT IS "SCHINDLER'S LIST". AT THE END OF THAT MOVIE, WHEN ALL OF THE OCCUPANTS OF THE CONCENTRATION CAMP ARE RELEASED, AND THE GERMAN WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR KEEPING THEM ALIVE GETS VERY, VERY EMOTIONAL, UPSET, AND HE SAYS "I DIDN'T DO ENOUGH, I COULD HAVE SAVED MORE," TO WHICH THE LEADER OF THE GROUP OF PEOPLE THERE LOOKED AT HIM AND SAID "YOU DID MORE THAN YOU NEEDED TO DO." HE SAID -- AND HE QUOTED FROM A BOOK OF -- A MORAL BOOK IN THE JEWISH TALMUD WHEN HE SAID "YOU SAVED A LOT OF PEOPLE, AND THE TALMUD SAYS IF YOU SAVE ONE LIFE, YOU SAVE THE ENTIRE WORLD." AND SO WHAT YOU'VE GOT TO REALIZE IS MAYBE NOT ALL OF YOU ARE GOING TO CARE CANCER OVERNIGHT OR AREN'T GOING TO TRIPLE AND QUADRUPLE YIELDS OVERNIGHT OR YOU'RE NOT GOING TO CHANGE THE LAWS OF PHYSICS OVERNIGHT, BUT YOU WILL PLAY A PART IN CHANGING THE WORLD, EACH ONE OF YOU ARE EQUALLY IMPORTANT IN THAT PROCESS, AND I HOPE YOU THINK ABOUT THAT AS WELL EVERY SINGLE DAY OF YOUR LIFE. THE LAST THING I MENTIONED IS I GOT A TEXT FROM MY SON THIS MORNING. HE'S NOT HERE WITH US. HIS MOTHER S BUT HE'S NOT. AND HE SAID, "DAD, CONGRATULATIONS. YOU'RE A WILDCAT NOW." AND SO NOW THAT I'M A WILDCAT, I CAN TELL MY FELLOW WILDCAT GRADUATES, CONGRATULATIONS, BEST OF LUCK TO YOU IN THE FUTURE. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH. >> [ APPLAUSE ] . SECRETARY GLICKMAN, PLEASE ACCEPT THIS GIFT FOR OUR APPRECIATION FOR BEING OUR COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER TODAY. JOIN ME IN CONGRATULATING DAN. [ APPLAUSE ] I WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND SPECIAL GREETINGS TO THE STUDENTS WHO ARE GRADUATING TODAY AND COULD NOT BE HERE DUE TO THEIR MILITARY SERVICE OR WORK-RELATED OPPORTUNITIES. MANY OF THEM ARE PARTICIPATING VIRTUALLY AS ARE FAMILY MEMBERS OF GRADUATES. CONGRATULATIONS IN THEIR ABSENCE. [ APPLAUSE ] JOIN ME IN WELCOMING AMY BUTTON RENZ, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. THANK YOU, DEAN. I AM PLEASED TO BE A PART OF THIS SPECIAL DAY AND OFFER CONGRATULATIONS ON BEHALF OF THE K-STATE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING OVER 280,000 GRADUATES AND FRIENDS WHO WILL BE YOUR LIFELONG K-STATE FAMILY. TODAY, AS YOU RECEIVE YOUR DEGREE, WE ARE HONORED TO RECOGNIZE YOU AND ALL YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED. IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST DEGREE FROM K-STATE, WE ALSO WELCOME YOU INTO A NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR ALMA MATER. OUR MISSION AT THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION IS TO LEAD AND INSPIRE LIFELONG INVOLVEMENT THAT WILL BENEFIT KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY AND ALL MEMBERS OF OUR WILDCAT COMMUNITY. I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THE THREE CORE VALUES THAT GUIDE US IN OUR MISSION TO HELP KEEP YOU CONNECTED WITH K-STATE. THE FIRST VALUE IS “LINK.” THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PROVIDES THE LIFELONG LINK THAT ALUMNI DEPEND ON TO REMAIN CONNECTED. YOU CAN STAY IN TOUCH THROUGH HUNDREDS OF ALUMNI ACTIVITIES HELD ON CAMPUS, AROUND THE COUNTRY AND INTERNATIONALLY. ANOTHER VALUE IS “TRADITION”. YOU WILL LIKELY CELEBRATE A FEW TRADITIONS THIS WEEKEND AS YOU SING THE ALMA MATER OR TAKE KSU PHOTOS AT YOUR FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF DOING THE WABASH AT A K-STATE SPORTS EVENT OR RUBBING THE NOSE OF THE BRONZE WILDCAT STATUE AT THE ALUMNI CENTER FOR GOOD LUCK ON A TEST OR TO ENSURE A WILDCAT VICTORY. AS THE “KEEPERS OF TRADITION” WE ALSO HOPE YOU WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO VISIT THE ALUMNI CENTER TO EXPERIENCE ALL OF THE WONDERFUL TRADITIONS KEPT THERE, INCLUDING OUR NEWEST ADDITION, A STAINED-GLASS MURAL, DESIGNED BY 2016 GRADUATE MARCUS GILBERT, WHICH PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE BEAUTY OF OUR STATE AND THE K-STATE CAMPUS. THE THIRD CORE VALUE IS “PURPLE.” FOR K-STATERS IT'S MORE THAN A COLOR; IT'S A SYMBOL OF PRIDE, CONNECTION AND FAMILY. WHEN YOU SEE SOMEONE WEARING PURPLE, A K-STATE CLASS RING, OR SPORTING A K-STATE LICENSE PLATE, YOU WILL FEEL THAT SENSE OF FAMILY. IN RECOGNITION OF YOUR GRADUATION, THE GRADUATE SCHOOL AND THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ARE PROVIDING YOU WITH A COMPLIMENTARY ONE-YEAR MEMBERSHIP TO THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. WE HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY THE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS AND CONTINUE TO BE AN ACTIVE MEMBER. K-STATE ALUMNI ARE AMONG THE MOST LOYAL IN THE NATION. IN FACT, OUR MEMBERSHIP RANKS NUMBER 4 AMONG THE POWER 5 UNIVERSITIES AND #1 IN THE BIG 12 FOR PERCENTAGE OF GRADUATES WHO ARE MEMBERS. THAT LOYALTY IS SHARED WORLDWIDE BY GENERATIONS OF K-STATERS WHO HAVE THE SAME PASSION FOR K-STATE THAT YOU FEEL TODAY AS YOU RECEIVE YOUR DEGREE FROM ONE OF THE FINEST UNIVERSITIES IN THE NATION. THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION IS ALSO PLEASED TO PRESENT YOU WITH AN EXCLUSIVE ALUMNI PIN. AS YOU GO THROUGH LIFE AND YOUR TITLES AND ADDRESSES CHANGE, PLEASE BE SURE TO KEEP US UPDATED. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE ALWAYS CONNECTED TO YOUR K-STATE FAMILY. CONGRATULATIONS, AND GO CATS! THANK YOU, AMY. PLEASE JOIN ME IN WELCOMING EMILY PASCOE PRESIDENT OF GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL. . THANK YOU, DEAN SHANKLIN. MANY OF YOU IN THIS CROWD HAVE BEEN A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION FOR ME AND MY OWN CAREERS, AND WITH THAT, WE KNOW OUR STUDENTS ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO US, AND GIVEN I HAVE TO TEACH A CLASS IN ABOUT 45 MINUTES, THIS WILL BE VERY SHORT. TO MY PEERS, YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS, AND LET US NOT FORGET YOUR FACULTY, HERE YOU ARE, AT YET ANOTHER EXCITING COMMENCEMENT. FOR SOME OF YOU, IT'S YOUR SECOND, FOR OTHERS IT MAY BE YOUR THIRD, AND MAYBE FOURTH, FIFTH, OR SIXTH. WE LIKE DEGREES IN THIS CROWD. THIS AFTERNOON IT IS MY PLEASURE, ON BEHALF OF THE GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL, TO OFFER MY SINCEREST CONGRATULATIONS ON RECEIVING YOUR GRADUATE DEGREES TODAY. IT IS AN HONOR TO BE A PART OF TODAY'S COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY AND TO RECOGNIZE THE HARD WORK AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE GRADUATE STUDENTS HERE AT KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY. AS YOUR GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL PRESIDENT, I HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF WORKING CLOSELY WITH MANY OF YOU, AND THE HONOR TO GET TO KNOW YOU AT OUR MANY EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. I WANT TO EXTEND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE SERVED IN LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE ROLES AS WELL AS THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE ATTENDED THESE MANY ACTIVITIES. WITHOUT YOUR INVOLVEMENT, THE GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL WOULD NOT BE THE ORGANIZATION IT IS TODAY. IT IS YOUR SERVICE AND PARTICIPATION THAT HAS CONTRIBUTED TO AN INCREASINGLY WONDERFUL QUALITY OF LIFE AT K-STATE AND MAKING THIS EXPERIENCE THE BEST IT CAN BE. YOUR UNIQUE ROLE AS A GRADUATE STUDENT HERE AS PERMITTED YOU TO CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR FIELD, YOUR DEPARTMENT, AND THE WELL-BEING OF THE K-STATE FAMILY. I WILL CLOSE BY SAYING THANK YOU TO EACH OF YOU FOR BEING PART OF THIS WONDERFUL COMMUNITY. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AND BEST WISHES FOR A PROSPEROUS FUTURE! THANK YOU. [ APPLAUSE ] AS A RESEARCH INSTITUTION, KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY HAS A RESPONSIBILITY AND OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE NOT ONLY A HIGH QUALITY UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION, BUT TO OFFER ADVANCED EDUCATION TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE THE AMBITION AND INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY TO DEEPEN THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND COMMAND OF THEIR DISCIPLINE. AS OUR GRADUATES KNOW, THIS PURSUIT IS A DEMANDING, YET INVIGORATING, PROCESS. I ANTICIPATE OUR GRADUATES WILL REMEMBER THEIR TIME IN GRADUATE SCHOOL AS I STILL DO MINE TODAY -- AS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING, YET HUMBLING TIMES, OF MY CAREER. MANY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO YOUR COMPLETING YOUR ADVANCED DEGREE TODAY -- YOUR FAMILY, THE FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES YOU HAVE MADE WHILE AT K-STATE, AND MANY OTHERS. GRADUATES, PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGE THOSE WHO HAVE SUPPORTED YOU IN THE PURSUIT AND COMPLETION OF THE DEGREE THAT YOU'RE RECEIVING TODAY. [ APPLAUSE ] ANOTHER IMPORTANT GROUP WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE AT THIS TIME IS THE STUDENTS' MENTORS - THE GRADUATE FACULTY OF THE UNIVERSITY WHO HAVE WORKED CLOSELY WITH THESE GRADUATES AND CONTRIBUTED IN SIGNIFICANT WAYS TO THE COMPLETION OF THE STUDIES WE OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZE TODAY. GRADUATE FACULTY, PLEASE STAND SO WE CAN SHOW OUR APPRECIATION FOR MENTORING THESE GRADUATES WITH A ROUND OF APPLAUSE. PLEASE STAND. [ APPLAUSE ] THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. WE WILL NOW RECOGNIZE THE MASTER OF FINE ARTS, DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY AND DOCTOR OF EDUCATION DEGREE CANDIDATES. THESE CANDIDATES WILL ADVANCE TO THE PLATFORM TO BE HOODED. WE BELIEVE IT IS APPROPRIATE THAT THIS FINAL CEREMONIAL HONOR IS PERFORMED BY THE GRADUATES' MAJOR OR CO-MAJOR PROFESSOR IN RECOGNITION OF THE CONTRIBUTIONS THE FACULTY MEMBER OR MEMBERS HAVE MADE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE SCHOLARS. THE GRADUATES WILL THEN BE PRESENTED THEIR DIPLOMAS. CANDIDATES, PLEASE STAND. PRESIDENT MYERS, ON BEHALF OF THE GRADUATE FACULTY OF KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, I AM PLEASED TO PRESENT TO YOU THE DOCTORAL AND MASTER OF FINE ARTS DEGREE RECIPIENTS OF FALL 2018. . THANK YOU, DEAN SHANKLIN. BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE PEOPLE OF KANSAS AND THE KANSAS BOARD OF REGENTS, AND UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE GRADUATE FACULTY, I AM PLEASED TO CONFER KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY DEGREES UPON YOU, THE GRADUATING CLASS OF FALL 2018. [ APPLAUSE ] CANDIDATES, YOU MAY NOW BE SEATED UNTIL THE MARSHAL DIRECTS YOU TO STAND, BE HOODED, AND RECEIVE YOUR DIPLOMA. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR HOOD TO GIVE TO YOUR MAJOR PROFESSOR AND YOUR READER CARD TO THE STAGE. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY [ NAMES OF GRADUATES AND PROFESSORS BEING ANNOUNCED ] CONGRATULATIONS TO EACH OF YOU, AND BEST WISHES IN YOUR FUTURE. LET'S RECOGNIZE OUR DOCTORAL GRADUATES ONE MORE TIME. [ APPLAUSE ] WE WILL NOW RECOGNIZE THE MASTERS DEGREE RECIPIENTS. CANDIDATES FOR THE MASTERS DEGREE, PLEASE RISE AND REMAIN STANDING. PRESIDENT MYERS, ON BEHALF OF THE GRADUATE FACULTY OF KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, I AM PLEASED TO PRESENT THE MASTER'S DEGREE RECIPIENTS OF FALL 2018. . THANK YOU, DEAN SHANKLIN. BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE PEOPLE OF KANSAS AND THE KANSAS BOARD OF REGENTS, AND UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE GRADUATE FACULTY, I AM PLEASED TO CONFER KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY DEGREES UPON YOU, THE GRADUATING CLASS OF FALL 2018. [ APPLAUSE ] CANDIDATES, YOU MAY NOW BE SEATED UNTIL THE MARSHAL DIRECTS YOU TO RECEIVE YOUR DIPLOMA. PLEASE BRING YOUR READER CARD TO THE STAGE WITH YOU. [ READING NAMES OF GRADUATES [ [ READING NAMES OF GRADUATES ] [ READING NAMES OF GRADUATES ] CONGRATULATIONS TO EACH OF YOU. WE WISH YOU ALL THE BEST AS YOU GO OUT INTO THE WORLD AND MAKE YOUR UNIQUE MARK. WE HOPE EACH OF YOU WILL STAY ENGAGED WITH KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, SEEK OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE AS MENTORS TO STUDENTS, KEEP YOUR MENTOR UPDATED ON YOUR SUCCESSES AND RECRUIT MORE EXCELLENT GRADUATE STUDENTS TO KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY AND UNDERGRADUATES AS WELL. REMEMBER, YOU ARE OUR BEST AMBASSADOR AND RECRUITER. I ENCOURAGE EACH OF YOU TO BE AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE K-STATE FAMILY BY SHARING YOUR TALENTS AND GIFTS TO SUPPORT FUTURE GRADUATE STUDENTS AND TO ENHANCE THE GRADUATE STUDENT EXPERIENCE. PLEASE JOIN ME ONE MORE TIME AS WE RECOGNIZE ALL OF OUR GRADUATES FOR FALL OF 2018. [ APPLAUSE ] I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS FINAL OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS MY APPRECIATION FOR ALL WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE SUCCESS OF TODAY'S CEREMONY. I WANT TO THANK THE MARSHALS, MEMBERS OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL TEAM, THE STAFF IN MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION, AND THE STAFF OF THE PROVOST OFFICE. WE HAVE ALL WORKED VERY HARD FOR THE ORDERLY CONDUCT OF THE CEREMONY. ABOVE ALL, ON BEHALF OF THE FACULTY, I WANT TO THANK YOU, GRADUATES, FOR SHARING A PART OF YOUR LIVES WITH US. WE ASK THE AUDIENCE TO PLEASE REMAIN SEATED UNTIL THE GRADUATES, FACULTY AND THE PLATFORM PARTY HAVE MADE THEIR WAY TO THE CONCOURSE. THAT WOULD BE AFTER WE SING THE ALMA MATER. NOW EVERYONE PLEASE STAND AND JOIN MS. MORGAN HIGGINS IN THE SINGING OF THE ALMA MATER AS WE CLOSE THE CEREMONY THIS AFTERNOON. THE WORDS ARE PRINTED ON PAGE 3 OF YOUR PROGRAM. I KNOW A SPOT THAT I LOVE FULL WELL 'TIS NOT IN FOREST NOR YET IN DELL EVER IT HOLDS ME WITH MAGIC SPELL I THINK OF THEE ALMA MATER KSU, WE'LL CARRY THE BANNER HIGH KSU, LONG, LONG MAY THY COLORS FLY LOYAL YOU TO THEE THY CHILDREN WILL SWELL THE CRY HALE, HALE, HALE ALMA MATER [ APPLAUSE ] [ ORGAN MUSIC ] [MUSIC]

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Note
District created March 4, 1833
William M. Inge Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1835
Ebenezer J. Shields Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1837
Whig March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
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Aaron V. Brown
Democratic March 4, 1839 –
March 3, 1843
Redistricted to the 6th district
John B. Ashe Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
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Frederick P. Stanton
Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1855
Thomas Rivers Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
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William T. Avery
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
American Civil War
District eliminated March 4, 1863
District re-established March 4, 1875
H. Casey Young Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1881
William R. Moore Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1883
H. Casey Young Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
Zachary Taylor Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1887
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James Phelan, Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
January 30, 1891
Died
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Josiah Patterson
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1897
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Edward W. Carmack
Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1901
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Malcolm R. Patterson
Democratic March 4, 1901 –
November 5, 1906
Resigned after being elected Governor
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George Gordon
Democratic March 4, 1907 –
August 9, 1911
Died
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Kenneth McKellar
Democratic December 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1917
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Hubert Fisher
Democratic March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1931
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E. H. Crump
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
Redistricted to the 9th district
District eliminated March 4, 1933
District re-established March 4, 1943
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Clifford Davis
Democratic January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1953
Redistricted from the 9th district
Redistricted to the 9th district
District eliminated March 4, 1953

References

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

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