SOURCE: Shirley & Banister Public Affairs

March 13, 2007 10:54 ET

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton to Receive 2007 Bradley Prize for Outstanding Achievement

First of Four Prize Recipients Announced Today

MILWAUKEE, WI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 13, 2007 -- The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation announced today that one of the four 2007 Bradley Prizes to honor outstanding achievement will be awarded to John Bolton, former United States ambassador to the United Nations. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

Amb. Bolton will be presented the award during a ceremony to be held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 3. Three other recipients 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," said Michael W. Grebe, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bradley Foundation. "His service to the United States at the U.N. and other diplomatic posts are shining examples of patriotism and the support of worldwide democracy."

Prior to his service at the United Nations, Amb. Bolton was Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. From 1997-2001, he was Senior Vice President of the American Enterprise Institute. From 1989-1993, he served as Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs at the Department of State. He also served as Assistant Attorney General with the Department of Justice from 1985-1989.

Ambassador Bolton has also been published in many scholarly journals. He received a Bachelor's degree from Yale and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

The selection was based on nominations solicited from more than 100 prominent individuals and chosen by a Selection Committee, which included: Thomas L. "Dusty" Rhodes, Michael W. Grebe, Hon. Robert H. Bork, Heather Mac Donald, Charles Krauthammer, Br. Bob Smith, George F. 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," said Mr. Grebe.

Founded in 1985, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation is devoted to strengthening American democratic capitalism and the institutions, principles and values that sustain and nurture it. Its programs support limited, competent government; a dynamic marketplace for economic, cultural activity; and a vigorous defense, at home and abroad, of American ideas and institutions. Recognizing that responsible self-government depends on enlightened citizens and informed public opinion, the Foundation supports scholarly studies and academic achievement.

To schedule an interview with Bradley Foundation President & CEO, Michael Grebe, please contact Kevin McVicker with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at (703) 739-5920 or (800) 536-5920.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Kevin McVicker
    Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
    (703) 739-5920
    (800) 536-5920

    Michael W. Grebe
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    The Lynde and Harry

    Lion House 
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    Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
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