In­tern pro­gram — 1971

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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.

Out of the At­tic is pro­duced in part­ner­ship with the Ne­wark His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety. The Ne­wark His­tory Museum, lo­cated in the old train sta­tion un­der the South College Av­enue bridge is open by ap­point­ment De­cem­ber through March. Ad­mis­sion is free. For more info, call 302-234-4145 or visit www. newarkde­his­tor­i­cal­so­ci­ety.org. Do you have an old photo to share with Ne­wark Post read­ers? Con­tact ed­i­tor Josh Shan­non at 443-907-8437 or jshan­non@newark­pos­ton­line.com.

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