Delaware Historical Society Honors Vice President Joe Biden
Web Editor - Published: May 7, 2009
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Professors Wesley M. Oliver, James R. May, John G. Culhane, Jean Macchiaroli Eggen, Susan A. King, Vice President Joe Biden, Dean Linda Ammons, Robert L. Hayman, Jr. and Vice Dean J. Patrick Kelly

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Former Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Minner and Widener Law Dean Linda Ammons

On Thursday, May 7th, Widener Law Dean Linda L. Ammons, Vice Dean J. Patrick Kelly, and Professors Wesley M. Oliver, James R. May, John G. Culhane, Jean Macchiaroli Eggen, Susan A. King, and Robert L. Hayman, Jr. attended the Delaware Historical Society’s 2009 History Makers Award Luncheon, where Vice President and former Widener Law adjunct Joseph R. Biden, Jr. was honored as the third recipient of the History Makers Award.

The event took place at the Chase Riverfront Center, and the Vice President took time to chat with guests in the lobby before the luncheon. After a rendition of God Bless America sung by Tina Betz, Executive Director of the Delaware Historical Society Joan Reynolds Hoge offered a welcome and a few opening remarks.

Valerie Biden Owens spoke next, giving her brother a wonderful introduction before Anne Canby, the president of the board of the Delaware Historical Society, presented the award.

Dean Ammons said of Vice President Biden’s remarks after accepting the award, “The Vice President gave a riveting speech on how privileged he is to serve in this capacity and how he is more optimistic now then he was when he started more than thirty years ago.”