U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar '85 to Deliver 4th Annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. - the state's first elected woman to serve in the Senate - will deliver the fourth annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30 at the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, Saint John's University, Collegeville.

Her speech, "Conscience and Courage in Public Life," is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement.

Amy Klobuchar graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and the University of Chicago Law School. In 1998, Klobuchar was the first woman elected as chief prosecutor in Hennepin County, which includes Minneapolis and 45 suburbs. She served eight years, and was elected by her colleagues as president of the Minnesota County Attorneys Association. Klobuchar received national awards from the U.S. Department of Justice under both the Clinton and Bush administrations.

Klobuchar, who took the oath of office Jan. 4, 2007, currently serves on five Senate committees: Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Environment and Public Works; Commerce, Science and Transportation; Judiciary; and Joint Economic.