Posted April 1, 2014

Temple’s presidential appeal

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will visit the Liacouras Center April 10 to address an audience of more than 8,000 people. Clinton was invited to speak by the Temple Law Foundation, a group founded in 1959 to promote excellence in the Beasley School of Law. Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell will moderate a question-and-answer session after Clinton’s remarks.

Four sitting U.S. presidents have visited Temple: Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936, Harry S. Truman in 1948, Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 and Jimmy Carter in 1980. Another four visited campus before their presidencies, including Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1950 and Richard Nixon in 1955. In 1960, U.S. Sen. John F. Kennedy addressed students while campaigning for president, and in 2008, President Barack Obama also made a campaign stop at Temple. Clinton is the first leader to visit post-presidency.

To choose seats and purchase tickets, visit and click “Event Tickets,” call Comcast Tickets at 1-800-298-4200 or go to the box office in the Liacouras Center on Main Campus. The foundation also is providing full-time, undergraduate Temple students with complimentary tickets. Students with a TUid may pick up tickets at the Liacouras Center box office.