Dover Democrats' FDR Dinner Saturday, JAN. 26

U.S. Senate candidate Jay Buckey will be a featured speaker at the Dover Democratic Committee’s Franklin Roosevelt dinner Saturday, Jan. 26, along with James Casey, former N.H. Commissioner of Labor, who will speak on behalf of Jeanne Shaheen’s Senate candidacy.

     UNH history professor Harvard Sitkoff, nationally known expert on the Roosevelt era, will talk about FDR and the Legacy of the New Deal. The event, which is open to the public, will start take place at 7 p.m. at the Niles Park Community Center, located at Union St. off Court St. in Dover.

     The dinner will be a full-course spaghetti supper, at $15 per person. It will commemorate the 126th anniversary of the birth of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the only president in American history to have been elected four times to the White House. Reservations should be made in advance, by calling Carole Appel, event co-chair, at 749-7344.

     Buckey, a physician, is a professor of medicine and an adjunct professor of engineering at Dartmouth College. In 1998, he flew as a Payload Specialist Astronaut on the STS-90 Neurolab mission. Jim Casey was longtime business manager of Local 490 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers before accepting the labor commissioner’s post in Governor Shaheen’s administration.

     Harvard Sitkoff is the editor of Perspectives on Modern America: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century and author of The Struggle for Black Equality, 1954-1992.

     The chair of the Dover Democratic Committee is Bill McCann. John Dow is also co-chair of the dinner.