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Office of

Thomas Ewing


Total cost of 10 office trips: $24,971.70


Trips by Thomas Ewing
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $22,198.53

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $6,470.14
source

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER IN QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN AG RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $482.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $4,287.68
source

Destination: RALEIGH, N.C.; ST. LOUIS (MO); MEMPHIS, TN
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO LEARN MORE ABOUT COTTON AND BIOTECHNOLOGY ISSUES
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,068.00
source

Destination: STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: SWEETNER SYMPOSIUM
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,598.95
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
Sponsor: Arctic Power
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ANWR TOUR
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $4,181.44
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,110.32
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Thomas Ewing

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Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

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  • 01.22.15

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