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Religious faith and public life: Reflections on Edward Burdick's life

Patrick Mendis, Humphrey alum, reflects on the life of Edward Burdick.

Burdick is physically no longer with us, yet his enduring spirit remains entrenched in the Capitol as a symbol of majesty and humility -- the needed ingredients for government service and public leadership. The former vice president agreed when he said: "When I am asked what we should expect of public servants, I will suggest that we look to Ed Burdick as the perfect example of talent, training, devotion to the public process, honesty, caring and thoughtfulness to set the standard. He certainly served our state selflessly and brilliantly, setting the example for all of us for what it should mean to be a public servant in the highest sense of that word."

Minn Post
March 14, 2012

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