Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:25 pm
Nobel recipient among winners of Jefferson Awards
The Associated Press
Recipients of the 2013 Jefferson Awards accepted their honors Wednesday in Washington.
Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont won the award for greatest public service by an elected or appointed official. Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel won the award for greatest public service by a private citizen. Among others being honored were Dolores Huerta, the co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, and Mark Ein, the owner of the Washington Kastles.
The Jefferson Awards were co-founded 40 years ago by former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.