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University of San Diego School of Law
Advocate Fall 2017 Issue

Presidential Inauguration Planner

Alumnus Thomas Barrack ’72 (JD) Heads Presidential Inaugural committee

Thomas Barrack, ’72 (JD), led the Presidential Inaugural Committee, the group responsible for planning and funding official events for the inauguration, including dinners, a parade and the official ball, for Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017.

Barrack, who is chief executive of the privateequity
real estate firm Colony Capital, told the San
Diego Union Tribune, “An inauguration is a tribute
to the people and democracy, not a person. This
inauguration, in particular, is intended to honor
the democratic process and our country, which
embraces debate, various points of view and independence
in a united matter.”