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CONVENTION 2000 / THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION

Past Keynote Speakers

August 15, 2000

1984: NEW YORK

Gov. Mario M. Cuomo reminded delegates that not all were sharing the glory of the "shining city on the hill."

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1988: ATLANTA

Ann Richards, Texas state treasurer: "Poor George, he can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth."

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1992: NEW YORK

Jordan, former Rep. from Texas: "The American dream is not dead. . . . It is gasping for breath but it is not dead." *

1996: CHICAGO

Gov. Evan Bayh of Indiana:

"Opportunity for all Americans; responsibility from all Americans, and a renewed sense of community among all Americans."

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This year's speaker

LOS ANGELES

Tennessee Congressman Harold E. Ford Jr., 30, was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1996 at age 26.

Sources: Associated Press

Compiled by MALOY MOORE and JULIE SHEER / Los Angeles Times

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