Speaker: Terry Sanford
Date: May 15, 1971
Governor of North Carolina (1961-1965), whose time in office was marked by broad educational reform, increases in social services, and attempts to end racial discrimination. After his resignation from the post of governor, Sanford continued to be active in the field of promoting education and, in 1965, was appointed to the National Advisory Commission on Education of Disadvantaged Children. In addition to his interest in education, Sanford also worked on strengthening the federal-state relationship. He served as the national chairman of the Citizens fro Humphrey-Muskie committee and supported the presidential nomination of Hubert Humphrey at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.