The White House: Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony (Nov. 24, 2014) - jef1000

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Abner Mikva

President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to Abner Mikva during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on November 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Medal of Freedom is the country's highest civilian honor. Abner Mikva is a dedicated public servant who has served with distinction in all three branches of government. He was a five-term Congressman from Illinois, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and White House Counsel for President Bill Clinton. He has also served as a law professor at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Malet)

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