Claremont in Sullivan County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
On June 11, 1995, President William Jefferson Clinton and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich met at the invitation of the Congress of Claremont Senior Citizens, Inc. to debate issues affecting senior citizens. During the debate, the political foes shook hands and pledged to create a bi-partisan commission to study federal limits on lobbying and the financing of election campaigns. This famous "handshake" on campaign finance reform was carried live on television and received widespread media coverage including front page attention in newspapers nationwide.
Erected 2003 by New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. (Marker Number 188.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #42 William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton, and the New Hampshire Historical Highway Markers series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is June 11, 1995.
Location. 43° 21.791′ N, 72° 21.152′ W. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 67 Maple Avenue, Claremont NH 03743, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lafayette's Tour (approx. one mile away); Civil War Memorial (approx. one mile away); The Claremont Freedom Garden (approx. one mile away); War Memorial (approx. one mile away); Monadnock Mills Historic Timeline (approx. one mile away); First Roman Catholic Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Union Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); William Jarvis (approx. 2.8 miles away in Vermont). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Claremont.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.