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Senior men's club to hear former White House speechwriter

Published 10:23 am, Sunday, June 15, 2014
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Bently Thomas Elliott will address the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan at 10 a.m. Friday, June 20, in Morrill Hall at St. Mark's Church.

Elliott, the former director of speechwriting for the administration of President Ronald Reagan, will discuss his years working with the president and other top administration officials.

Elliott came to Connecticut after serving as a member of Reagan's speechwriting team and was director of the White House speechwriting office from 1983 to 1986. During the past two decades, he has focused his career on corporate speechwriting and communications. He has been a senior speechwriter and communications consultant for the CEOs of some of America's leading corporations, including IBM, Goldman Sachs, Pepsico, the New York Stock Exchange and Merrill Lynch.

He is a graduate of the Haverford School, which honored him with its Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007. Elliot received a bachelor's from Bucknell University in 1966, and was a member of Bucknell's Lambert Cup-winning football team in 1964. He is also a 1970 graduate of L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris.

Elliott is a 23-year resident of New Canaan.

The Senior Men's Club is open for new members. Visit www.smcnc.org or call Jerry Transue at 203-966-6050.