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Donald Ritchie

Robert Kelley Memorial Award: Reflections from Don Ritchie

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Don Ritchie, Photo courtesy the author

Don Ritchie. Photo credit: the author

Whenever a public historian asks me whether it’s worth the time and effort to run for office in a historical association, or to serve on a committee, I strongly recommend giving it a try.  Over the nearly forty years I spent at the Senate Historical Office, I calculate that I spent almost half of that time also serving in one elected office or another in various historical associations and beyond that on any number of standing or ad hoc committees.

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