Former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III, will speak at the Remembering President George H.W. Bush Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on February 19 at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.

Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton partner Talmage Boston will interview Baker, who was a dear friend of President Bush and served as his secretary of state from 1989 to 1992 and as his White House chief of staff from 1992 to 1993.

“Everybody knows that James A. Baker, III, was George H.W. Bush’s longtime best friend as well as his secretary of state during his presidency, and for that reason, the Bush Center was delighted that Secretary Baker would be willing to open up and talk about their friendship for this special program that is dedicated to remembering President Bush 41,” said Boston. “Secretary Baker was gracious enough to ask me to interview him for the program, which came from the fact that I’ve previously interviewed him for my books Raising the Bar: The Crucial Role of the Lawyer in Society and Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers from the Experts About Our Presidents. We feel sure that what Secretary Baker says in the interview will provide a deeper and more intimate picture of George H.W. Bush, the man as well as the president.”

Boston’s interview with Baker will open the two-part tribute to the late president and will be followed by former aides providing personal perspectives of working closely with President Bush before, during, and after his presidency.

Auditorium seating for the event is sold out, but overflow tickets are available. Tickets can be purchased on the website. A livestream will be available at and a recording will be available after the event.