(Edited press release)
A press conference will be held July 5 for the opening of the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship.
Located in Henry Clay’s Law Office on Mill Street in Lexington, the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship has been created by the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation to promote the principles and ideals of Henry Clay: statesmanship, diplomacy, dialogue, and beneficial compromise. The center will help educate a new generation in the skills and processes of statesmanship.
The center is governed by a national advisory committee co-chaired by the Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor, former associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Honorable Nancy Kassebaum Baker, former U. S. senator from Kansas.
The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship Board, which is comprised of 12 prominent Kentuckians, is co-chaired by Robert N. Clay, of Three Chimneys Farm, and Bill Giles. The board president is D.G. Van Clief Jr., past president of the Breeders’ Cup, and the executive director is Mindy Shannon Phelps, owner of Phelps Communications.
The center is working in partnership with Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate; the University of Kentucky Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce and the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration; Transylvania University; and the Kentucky Society of Washington, D.C.
The press conference will be held at 12:30 p.m. EDT at 176 N. Mill St., Lexington.