Bil Browning

Sen Richard Lugar named honorary co-chair of Obama inauguration

Filed By Bil Browning | December 22, 2008 4:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics, Politics

Indiana's Republican senior Senator, Richard Lugar, has been named an honorary co-chair of the Barack Obama inauguration ceremony. Obama and Lugar had a close working relationship in the Senate.

In keeping with the President-elect's commitment to an inclusive and bipartisan Inauguration, the list of honorary co-chairs includes members of the President-elect and Vice President-elect's immediate families as well as prominent Americans from both sides of the aisle who have dedicated their lives to selfless service to their fellow citizens.

"Vice President-elect Biden and I are grateful to these distinguished men and women for agreeing to serve as Honorary Co-Chairs for the Inauguration," said President-elect Obama. "From family members to former Presidents, each of these leaders has an unwavering commitment to bipartisan cooperation and a proud record of service to their community and our country. They exemplify the spirit of unity and shared purpose this Inauguration will reflect."

Complete list of co-chairs after the jump.

Honorary co-chairs include:

  • President Jimmy Carter
  • President George H. W. Bush
  • President William J. Clinton
  • Mayor Adrian Fenty
  • Senator Dick Durbin
  • Senator Dick Lugar
  • Senator Claire McCaskill
  • Representative Tammy Baldwin
  • Representative Artur Davis
  • Representative Ray Lahood
  • Representative Linda S├ínchez
  • General Colin Powell
  • Hunter and Kathleen Biden
  • Craig Robinson
  • Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng

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