Delaware News Journal: Chris Coons’ journey from divinity school to county executive

The Delaware News Journal published a piece about U.S. Senate Candidate Chris Coons (DE ’83) that highlights his involvement with the Truman Scholar community.


In 1983, Lane and Coons were awarded Harry S. Truman Scholarships through a federal agency set up in honor of the former president to recruit young people into a life of public service.

Since college, Coons has remained active in the organization, mentoring new Truman Scholars across the country and helping found an alumni association of past scholars, said Fred Slabach, director of the federal program.

“It’s in his blood to be a public servant,” said David Griggs, a past Truman Scholar and environmental law attorney from Dallas who has known Coons for 20 years. 

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