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Politics, an Honorable Calling: A Book Discussion

February 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Former U.S. Senator Connie Mack III interviewed by UF Historian Carl Van Ness

Connie Mack III will discuss his recently published book Citizen Mack: Politics, an Honorable Calling. Mack, a former U.S. senator, a crusader against cancer and a dedicated father, has had many fantastic titles throughout his life and career, but his title of choice remains: citizen.

Honest and encouraging, Citizen Mack is his memoir of an 18-year journey to and from Capitol Hill. In 1982, Mack left a successful banking career to run for the House of Representatives, where he served three terms before running for one of Florida’s seats in the U.S. Senate. He served two terms as senator, then chose not to run for reelection. On returning to the private sector, Mack became chairman, and subsequently chairman emeritus, of the H. Lee Moffitt Comprehensive Cancer Center in Tampa.

Carl Van Ness, University Historian, will conduct the interview with the senator.

Citizen Mack: Politics, an Honorable Calling is available for purchase from Amazon (https://amzn.to/3qwKmwM), Barnes & Noble (https://bit.ly/3iqo4d6) and other booksellers. An autographed custom bookplate can be ordered when registering for the event if you want to have one for your copy of the book.

The Connie Mack III Political Papers are housed by the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. A finding aid for the collection is available at https://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/mack.htm.

Sponsored by the George A. Smathers Libraries (https://uflib.ufl.edu/) and co-sponsored by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service (https://bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu/) and Oak Hammock at the University of Florida (https://www.oakhammock.org/), a retirement community in Gainesville, Florida.


February 4, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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