Library to Host Franklin Kury Book Signing
Published on January 10, 2012
Former Pennsylvania legislator Franklin L. Kury will sign copies of his book, “Clean Politics, Clean Streams: A Legislative Autobiography and Reflections,” at a reception Jan. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Susquehanna University’s Blough-Weis Library. The event is free and open to the public.
Kury served the 108th district in the state House of Representatives from 1966 to 1972, and the 27th district in the state Senate from 1972 to 1980. “Clean Politics, Clean Streams” details his election successes as the only Democrat from his district to serve in the House or Senate since the Roosevelt landslide in 1936. Kury’s contributions to central Susquehanna Valley politics included an environmental amendment to the state Constitution, a comprehensive clean streams law, a gubernatorial disability law, reform of the Senate's confirmation of gubernatorial appointments, a new public utility law, and flood plain and storm water management laws emerging from 1972’s Hurricane Agnes. Several chapters provide detailed, "insider" descriptions of how campaigns succeed and legislation is enacted.
Kury donated a collection of legislative documents to the Blough-Weis Library upon his retirement from the Senate in 1980, some of which will be displayed at the reception. His book, published by Rowman and Littlefield, will be available for purchase at a specially discounted price.
Karen M. Jones