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For Immediate Release
Office of the First Lady
March 23, 2006

Guest List for the Celebration of the 300th Anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's Birth


Mr. Ralph Archbold, Speaker, Entertainer and Interpreter, Ben Franklin
Ms. Elizabeth Dawn Archbold, Teacher (Daughter)

Mr. Robin Arkley II, Owner, SN Servicing Corporation
Mrs. Cherie Arkley, Owner, SN Servicing Corporation

The Honorable James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress, Trustee Ex Officio - Kennedy Center
Mrs. Marjorie A. Billington, Spouse of the Librarian of Congress

Mr. Kenneth Blasingame, Interior Designer, Blasingame Designs

Dr. Henry William Brands, Jr., Professor of History, University of Texas

Mr. Joseph E. Brion, Chairman, Chester County Republican Committee
Mrs. Glenda Brion, Spouse of Mr. Joseph Brion

The Honorable Andrew H. Card, Jr., Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff
The Reverend Kathleene B. Card, Spouse of the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff

Ms. Ellen R. Cohn, Editor in Chief, The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Yale University
Professor Barry O'Neill, Professor of Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles (Guest)

The Honorable Bruce M. Cole, Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities
Mrs. Doreen Cole, Spouse of Dr. Bruce Cole

Mr. Louis DeJoy, Chief Executive Officer, New Breed Corporation
The Honorable Aldona Z. Wos, American Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia

Dr. Richard S. Dunn, Co-Executive Officer, American Philosophical Society
Dr. Mary Maples Dunn, Co-Executive Officer, American Philosophical Society

Mr. Edward Easton
Mrs. Amy Easton

Mr. Vince Flynn, Author
Mrs. Lysa Flynn, Spouse of Mr. Vince Flynn

The Honorable Jim Gerlach, United States Representative (R/Pennsylvania)
Mrs. Karen Gerlach, Spouse of United States Representative (R/Pennsylvania)

Mr. Eric Gibson, Leisure & Arts Features Editor, The Wall Street Journal
Mrs. Kay Gibson, Spouse of Mr. Eric Gibson

The Honorable Dana Gioia, Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

Dr. Amy Gutmann, President, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Michael Doyle, Spouse of Dr. Amy Gutmann

The Honorable John Hager, Assistant Secretary of Education
Mrs. Margaret Hager, Spouse of Mr. John Hager

Mr. William S. Hooten
Mrs. Margaret Hooten

Mr. Walter Isaacson, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Aspen Institute, Author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Mrs. Cathy Isaacson, Spouse of Mr. Walter Isaacson

The Honorable Bruce R. James, Public Printer of the United States, U.S. Government Printing Office
Mrs. Nora James, Spouse of Mr. Bruce James

Mr. Larry King, Larry King Live, CNN
Mrs. Shawn King, Spouse of Mr. Larry King

Mr. Bernard Newman, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Rosenbach Museum and Library
Mrs. Judith Newman, Spouse of Mr. Bernard Newman

The Honorable John E. Potter, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Postal Service
Mrs. Maureen Potter, Spouse of Mr. John E. Potter

Ms. Caren H. Prothro, Member, President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
Mrs. Nita Prothro Carter, Daughter to Ms. Caren Prothro (Daughter)

Dr. Rosalind Remer, Executive Director, The Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary
Mr. James Green, Librarian, The Library Company of Philadelphia (Guest)

Ms. Rebecca W. Rimel, Chief Executive Officer, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Mr. Patrick J. Caldwell, Spouse of Ms. Rebecca Rimel

The Honorable Ike Skelton, United States Representative (D/Missouri)
Ms. Debra Marks, Guest of Representative Skelton (Guest)

The Honorable Arlen Specter, United States Senator (R/Pennsylvania)
The Honorable Joan Specter, United States Senate Spouse (R/Pennsylvania), Member, National Council on the Arts

Dr. Page Talbott, Associate Director and Chief Curator, The Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary
Mr. James E. Gould, Spouse of Dr. Page Talbott

Mr. John C. Van Horne, Director, Library Company of Philadelphia
Mrs. Christine Van Horne, Spouse of Mr. John Van Horne

Dr. Dennis Wint, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Franklin Institute
Ms. Ann Meredith, Guest of Dr. Dennis Wint (Guest)

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