ON-Lion Letter
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee has announced that one of the four 2007 Bradley Prizes to honor outstanding achievement will be awarded to John R. Bolton, former United States ambassador to the United Nations.  He is currently a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Policy Research (AEI) in Washington, D.C.

Bolton will be presented the award during a ceremony at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, May 3.  Harvard economist Martin Feldstein, civil-rights scholars Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom, and social scientist James Q. Wilson will also be honored.  Each award carries a stipend of $250,000.

"The Bradley Foundation is honoring John Bolton for his strong voice and defense of American ideals," according to Michael W. Grebe, the Foundation's president and chief executive officer.  "His service to the United States at the U.N. and other diplomatic posts are shining examples of patriotism and support of worldwide democracy."

Prior to his service at the U.N., Bolton was Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.  From 1997 to 2001, he was senior vice president of AEI.  From 1989 to 1993, he served as Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.  He also served as Assistant Attorney General with the U.S. Department of Justice from 1985 to 1989.

Bolton has been published in many scholarly journals.  He received undergraduate and law degrees from Yale University.

The selection was based on nominations from more than 100 prominent individuals and chosen by a committee that included Thomas L. "Dusty" Rhodes, Grebe, Robert Bork, Pierre S. du Pont, Heather Mac Donald, Charles Krauthammer, Brother Bob Smith, George Will, and Dianne Sehler.

"Through the Bradley Prizes, we recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions and we hope to encourage others to strive for excellence in their respective fields," Grebe said.
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