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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Senator Robert Taft, Jr.
On this day, the Jefferson Awards are handed out at the U.S. Supreme Court. The Jefferson Awards were begun in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Senator Robert Taft, Jr. to honor those Americans who have embodied the highest ideals and effected the highest achievements in the field of public service during the previous year. Nine winners will be announced today, at the Supreme Court: Greatest Public Service by an Elected or Appointed Public Official, Greatest Public Service by a Private Citizen, Greatest Public Service Benefitting the Disadvantaged, Greatest Public Service by an Individual 35 Years of Age or Under, and Outstanding Public Service Benefitting Local Communities. One winner receives the award in each of the first four categories, and five unsung heroes are selected in the last category. Those wishing to make nominations can write or call Mike Hyland, Exec. Director, American Institute for Public Service, 621 Delaware St., Suite 300, New Castle, DE 19720. Phone: (302) 323-9659. FAX: (302) 323-9352. E-mail: email@example.com.
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