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HUNTSMAN WILL SPEAK FRIDAY AT LEE’S INAUGURAL LUNCHEON

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Jon M. Huntsman, founder of America's largest privately held chemical firm, will speak Friday, Oct. 27, at the inaugural luncheon of Rex E. Lee, Brigham Young University's 10th president.

The luncheon is part of a day-long commemoration that includes a processional, inauguration ceremonies in the Marriott Center, reception in the Memorial Lounge and three gala balls in the Harris Fine Arts Center, Wilkinson Center and Oak Hills Stake Center.Huntsman, an MBA and a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, is chairman and chief executive officer of Huntsman Chemical Corp.

His contributions extend well beyond his own corporation. After serving as a gunnery officer in the U.S. Navy, he held numerous governmental, corporate and church positions. In 1970 he was appointed by President Richard Nixon to serve in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. He was special assistant to the president and staff secretary to the president in 1971-72. He then served for two years as a consultant to the president.

Huntsman was chairman of Utah's Reagan and Bush campaigns in the past three presidential elections. He was Utah's national committeeman and a member of the Republican National Committee from 1976 to 1980.