Licking County News

Lecture to feature Jon Huntsman

Former Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman Jr. will speak at Denison University at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in Swasey Chapel, 200 Chapel Drive.

The lecture, "Restoring America's Leadership at Home and Abroad," is sponsored by the Babcock Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Mary Frazell at 740-587-6611 or visit

Huntsman began his career in public service as a staff assistant to President Ronald Reagan. He has since served four presidents in critical roles around the world, including as ambassador to Singapore, deputy assistant secretary of Commerce for Asia, U.S. trade ambassador and most recently as U.S. ambassador to China.

Twice elected governor of Utah, Huntsman helped bring unemployment in the state to historic lows. During his tenure, Utah was named the best managed state in America and the best state in which to do business.

Huntsman was a candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. He now serves as co-chair, with Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), of a growing nonpartisan citizens movement, No Labels, which is dedicated to promoting a new politics of problem solving.