Former Reagan attorney general to speak at Hillsdale commencement

HILLSDALE, Mich. (AP) -- Former Reagan administration Attorney General Edwin Meese will speak to graduating Hillsdale College students at the Michigan school's May 8 commencement.

The college announced the appearance last month.

Meese heads the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington.

Meese served as chief of staff to then-California Gov. Ronald Reagan in 1969-74 and helped lead his 1980 presidential campaign. He was counselor to then-President Reagan in 1981-85 and attorney general in 1985-88.

The 78-year-old Oakland, Calif., native lives in McLean, Va.

Hillsdale College was founded in 1844 and has about 1,300 students.

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Published: Wed, Feb 17, 2010

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