Ken Blackwell & Bob Morrison

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Ken Blackwell is the Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment at the Family Research Council.  He is a national bestselling author of three books: Rebuilding America: A Prescription For Creating Strong Families, Building The Wealth Of Working People, And Ending WelfareThe Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency; and Resurgent: How Constitutional Conservatism Can Save America.

Mr. Blackwell has served as mayor of Cincinnati, Treasurer and Secretary of State for Ohio, undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission.

Ken’s commentaries have been published in major newspapers and websites: the Wall Street JournalUSA Today, the New York TimesWashington PostWashington Times, and Investor’s Business Daily.  In addition, he has been interviewed by many media outlets including CBS’s Face the Nation, NBC’s Meet the Press, ABC’s This Week, and Fox News Sunday.

He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Xavier University in Ohio, where he later served as a vice president and member of its faculty. In 1992, he received Xavier’s Distinguished Alumnus Award and was inducted into Xavier’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015.

Bob Morrison was educated in New York Public schools and earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees in government and foreign affairs from the University of Virginia. He has also done graduate work in education at Hofstra University and in history and communications at the University of Washington.

Since coming to Washington in 1984, Bob has served at the U.S. Department of Education with Gary Bauer under then-Secretary William Bennett. He was the first full-time Washington, D.C. representative of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. He came to Family Research Council (FRC) in 1991, where he served in various capacities, including editor of Washington Watch, Senior Education Policy Analyst, and Vice President for Policy.

Bob took the lead in guiding FRC’s response to the national history standards that were promulgated during the Clinton Administration in 1994. FRC then published his work Let Freedom Ring, a basic outline of U.S. History, a publication requested by 50,000 FRC supporters. Bob has also defended religious liberty. He helped design the successful FRC campaign that distributed more than 1 million Ten Commandments book covers throughout the U.S. Most recently, Bob led the historical research for Bill Bennett’s book, America: the Last Best Hope. Bob is married with two adult children and three grandchildren. Bob served in the U.S. Coast Guard, where he took an active role in rescue missions, iceberg patrols, and was a Russian language interpreter.



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