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World Food Prize President Quinn gets Iowa Award

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted May 9 2014 10:01AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says he has decided to present the Iowa Award to Kenneth Quinn, the president of the World Food Prize Foundation.

The Iowa Award is the state's highest citizen honor. It was established in 1948. Past recipients include President Herbert Hoover, Vice President Henry Wallace, and the artist Grant Wood.

Quinn, a former U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia took the job heading the World Food Prize Foundation in 2000 after retiring from a 32-year career in the United States Foreign Service.

He led the campaign to restore the former Des Moines Public Library and make it the new home for the World Food Prize.

Quinn grew up in Dubuque.

Branstad will present the award to Quinn on May 30 at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates.


 
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Location : Des MoinesIowa
05/09/2014 9:58AM
World Food Prize President Quinn gets Iowa Award
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