Prince Ali Al Hussein, FIFA presidential candidate and son of King Hussein of Jordan, will speak at a National Press Club luncheon this Friday, Dec. 4.
Nov. 22, 1932: President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt is the first VIP invited to speak at the Club at a dinner less than three weeks after winning the first of his four elections. The Speakers Committee is created soon after.
The National Press Club today sold its Norman Rockwell Painting, "Norman Rockwell Visits a Country Editor," for $10.2 million at Christie's.
Seventy percent of the proceeds will go to the Club, 30 percent will go to the non-profit National Press Club Journalism Institute. Christie's expected the artwork to sell for $10 million to $15 million.
The sale is fantastic news for the Club and the Institute because both entities will have additional resources to carry out their missions for many years to come.