Barney Frank, former member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-MA); author, "Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage”
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Barney Frank, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (D-MA) and author of "Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage,” will present a public lecture at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, in McCosh Hall room 50, on the Princeton University campus. A book sale and signing will follow the discussion. Frank is visiting the Wilson School as this year's Conor D. Reilly Distinguished Visitor.
Fank served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 2013 and was chairman of the House Financial Services Committee 2007–11.
He is widely known for his co-sponsorship, with then Sen. Chris Dodd, of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act 9, commonly known as the Dodd-Frank Act. The Act was created in response to the 2008 financial crisis and is designed to promote financial stability, affecting all federal financial regulatory agencies and the nation's financial services industry.
During his tenure in the legislature, Frank was a champion for civil rights issues and in 1987 became the first member of Congress to volunteer that he is gay.
His book, “Frank,” is a candid and witty political memoir that follows his journey from the outskirts of New York City to the Massachusetts legislature, and then to Congress and his drive to fight discrimination and economic fairness for more than four decades.
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TICKETS HAVE ALL BEEN DISTRIBUTED. For those unable to get a ticket, we will form a wait line outside of McCosh Hall beginning at 4:15 p.m. in case seats open up.
THIS EVENT WILL BE SIMULCAST IN DODDS AUDITORIUM, ROBERTSON HALL.