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Bachmann to give commencement address

MichelebachmannCongresswoman Michelle Bachmann will deliver the ORU commencement address May 3 at the ORU Mabee Center.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to rejoin with the Oral Roberts family to celebrate the 2014 graduating class, recognize their positive accomplishments and share with them my hopes for their future,” said Bachmann.

Bachmann graduated from ORU with a J.D. from the O.W. Coburn School of Law. The law school at ORU closed in 1985.

John Eidsmoe, a law professor at ORU during Bachmann’s studies, had great influence on her, she told spectators at the 2011 Rediscover God Conference in Iowa. Bachmann and Eidsmoe worked together on homeschool legislation; afterwards, he asked her to be a research assistant on his book “Christianity and Constitution.”

Bachmann recently spoke at Liberty University’s Convocation, encouraging thousands of students to become strong servants before entering politics.

Time Magazine listed Bachmann as one of the “100 most influential people” of 2011.

She was the first Republican woman elected to the Minnesota U.S. House of Representatives in 2006. In June 2011, she announced her candidacy for President in her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa. She was also the first woman to win the Iowa Straw Poll.

Prior to serving in the U.S. Congress, Bachmann served in the Minnesota State Senate from 2000-2006.

Bachmann worked on hundreds of civil and criminal cases as a federal tax litigation attorney before holding elected office.
Michelle and Marcus Bachmann have been married over 30 years, have five biological children and cared for 23 foster children during their marriage.

Her personal experiences inspired Bachmann’s tireless efforts in Congress on behalf of America’s foster and adopted children, a role that has earned her bipartisan praise.

The ORU commencement ceremony can be viewed on GEB America, on DirecTV Channel 363, Tulsa TV-53, KUGB TV 28.1 Houston and www. gebamerica.com.

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