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“Former and current public office holders, Clergy, World Leaders, children of former Presidents, and their accompanying guests.”

Mayor Jerry Abrahmson
Madeline Abramson
Trond Andersen
Mayor Dennis Archer
Governor Evan Bayh
Mrs. Evan Bayh
B.A. Bentsen
Secretary Lloyd Bentsen
Cynthia Blumenthal
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal
Chloe Breyer
Dr. Joanna Breyer
Nell Breyer
Justice Stephen Breyer
Governor John Y. Brown
Mayor Willie Brown
President George Bush
Mayor Bill Campbell
Sharon Campbell
Diana Carlin
Governor John Carlin
Jean Carnahan
Governor Mel Carnahan
Martha Carper
Governor Thomas Carper
Governor Gaston Caperton
President Jimmy Carter
Rosalyn Carter
Governor Ben Cayetano
Governor Lawton Chiles
Rhea Chiles
Maggie Daley
Mayor Richard Daley
Clifton Daniel
Margaret Truman Daniel
Lt. Governor Gray Davis
Susan Davis
Governor Howard Dean
Judith Dean
Attorney General Larry Echohawk
Terry Echohawk
Linda Edmisten
Secretary of State Rufus Edmisten
Attorney General Lee Fisher
Peggy Zone Fisher
Janet Fitzgerald
State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald
Representative Geraldine Ferraro
Mayor Sandra Freedman
Phyllis George
Frances Anne Glendening
Governor Parris Glendening
King Harald of Norway
Queen Sonja of Norway
Mary James
Mayor Sharpe James
Elizabeth Jones
Governor Brereton Jones
State Senator Daryl Jones
Mayor Frank Jordan
Wendy Jordan
Alice King
Governor Bruce King
Governor John Kitzhaber
Sharon Kitzhaber
Sussan Knowles
Governor Tony Knowles
Dorothy Lamm
Governor Richard Lamm
Congresswoman Blanche Lambert Lincoln
Dr. Steve Lincoln
Mary Lowry
Governor Michael Lowry
Roderic Lyne
Prime Minister John Major
Land Commissioner Garry Mauro
Judith Mauro
Commissioner Edward McNamara
Lucille McNamara
Governor Ned McWherter
Angela Menino
Mayor Thomas Menino
Governor Robert Miller
Shirley Miller
Governor Zell Miller
Governor Benjamin Nelson
Diane Nelson
State Treasurer Bill Nelson
Billy Nelson
Grace Nelson
Nan Ellen Nelson
Donna Nigh
Governor George Nigh
Lt. Governor Frank O’Bannon
Judy O’Bannon
Judi Patton
Governor Paul Patton
Dalia Rabin Philosoph
Leah Rabin
Yuval Rabin, Jr.
Mayor Ed Rendell
Judge Midge Rendell
Mayor Norman Rice, Jr.
Governor Ann Richards
Ann Riley
Edward Riley
Mayor Joe Riley
Secretary Richard Riley
Ted Riley, Jr.
Mayor Richard Riordan
Bea Romer
Governor Roy Romer
Mayor Kurt Schmoke
Dr. Patricia Schmoke
Governor George Sinner
Jane Sinner
Bodil Slyngstad
Jane Sullivan
Governor Michael Sullivan
Governor John Waihee
Lynne Waihee
Governor David Walters
Rhonda Walters
Mayor Wellington Webb
Wilma Webb
Governor Bill Winter
Elise Winter
Ambassador Andrew Young

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