U.S. Senator Roy D. Blunt delivered the annual My Missouri Lecture on Sat. Oct. 29 at the State Historical Society of Missouri Center for Missouri Studies, 605 Elm St., Columbia. The senior senator from Missouri reflected on how his upbringing shaped his career in education and politics.
The My Missouri lecture series offers prominent Missourians from all walks of life to reflect on what being a Missourian has meant to them as they share how the state’s history, people, and culture have shaped their experiences. Prior lectures in this series included U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and MU basketball legend Norm Stewart.
About the Presenter
A native of southwest Missouri, Senator Blunt taught history at Marshfield High School before beginning his political career. From county clerk of Greene County to Missouri Secretary of State to U.S. Congress, Blunt has served Missourians for more than 45 years. Blunt is retiring from the U.S. Senate at the end of the year.