Senator Talent to be speaker at Midwestern commencement
March 30, 2004
KANSAS CITY – Jim Talent, Missouri’s junior U.S. senator, will deliver the commencement address at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary at 10 a.m., May 22.
Commencement ceremonies will be held at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Liberty.
Talent, a Republican, was elected to the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 4, 2002, special election to the term ending Jan. 3, 2007, a seat previously held by appointed Senator Jean Carnahan, a Democrat from Rolla.
Talent, from St. Louis, previously served four terms in the Missouri House of Representatives and four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives before an unsuccessful bid for Missouri Governor in the 2000 general election.
A devout Christian, he holds church membership in the theologically conservative Presbyterian Church of America (PCA).