Intern program — 1971
This week’s out of the attic item is a November 1971 photo of students participating in the Student Congressional Intern Program. One student from the junior class of each Delaware high school was selected to participate in the program, and in this photo they are listening to then-Delaware congressman Pete duPont and Wisconsin congressman Les Aspin.
Six years after this photo was taken, duPont was elected as the 68th governor of Delaware and he served in this position until 1985. Aspin served as a congressman until 1993, when he was appointed as the United States Secretary of Defense by President Bill Clinton. Aspin held this role until 1994. During his tenures as congressman and secretary of defense, Aspin introduced the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on gays serving in the military, and supported President’s George H.W. Bush’s use of force against Iraq after the U.S. invaded Kuwait.
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