Richard Baker

Richard Baker

The 60th season of the Purdue University North Central Sinai Forum will feature Richard A. Baker, who served as historian of the U.S. Senate for 34 years, on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., CT, at Elston Middle School, 317 Detroit St., in Michigan City.

Baker, will present, “A Body in Motion: The Evolving U.S. Senate,” sharing some of the significant changes of the post-war era as a guide to understanding today’s Senate.

As the first historian of the U.S. Senate, Baker served as the Senate’s institutional memory, collecting information on important events, precedents, dates, statistics and biographical information. This information is a key resource for current and past senators, the media, scholars, researchers and the public. Through the years, Baker has had a first-hand look at the events and personalities that shaped the nation’s “upper house.”

Baker is the co-author of “The American Senate: An Insider’s History.” A book signing will follow his talk.

The 2013 Forum season is sponsored by The Franciscan Alliance Northern Indiana Hospitals, including Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Michigan City and Crown Point, Franciscan St. Margaret Health in Dyer and Hammond and Franciscan Physicians Hospital in Munster.

Tickets for this season are sold out.

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