JAMESTOWN – Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul will be in Jamestown Thursday, marking her first visit to the south county since being elected as the state’s number two executive two last November.
Hochul’s visit to the city is largely connected to the 75th Anniversary Program of Robert H. Jackson’s 1940 speech on The Federal Prosecutor. At the time, Jackson was the Attorney General of the United States.
The evening will feature a panel discussion on the significance of Jackson’s speech and its continued relevance today.
Guest panelists include United States Attorney for the Western District of New York, William J. Hochul, Jr., who’s also the Lt. Governor’s husband.
Other guests include Honorable John M. Cleland, Senior Trial Judge for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Mike Connelly, Editor and Vice President of The Buffalo News; and David W. Foley, Chautauqua County District Attorney.
The Federal Prosecutor was one of Jackson’s most significant speeches made as the 57th United States Attorney General. Delivered during the Second Annual Conference of the United States Attorneys, the speech outlined the duties and role of the federal prosecutor and more importantly laid out Jackson’s vision for their ethical and proper conduct.
Robert H. Jackson assumed leadership of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) on January 18, 1940.
The public is also invited to attend the event, which is slated to begin at 7 p.m. Thursday. For more information visit RobertHJackson.org or contact the Robert H. Jackson Center at (716) 483-6646.
In addition to her visit tonight at the Jackson Center, Lt. gov. Hochul will also tour the Lucille Ball Museum & Center for Comedy earlier in the day.