On May 9, 2002 a ceremony honoring Milton Friedman on his 90th birthday was held at the White House. Remarks by President George W. Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld follow. Others who spoke at the event were Professor Gary Becker, Attorney General Edwin Meese and Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan.
The University of Chicago was the Friedmans’ intellectual home for several decades. On November 7 and 8, 2002, in celebration of Milton’s 90th birthday, the University brought together a number of friends and admirers to discuss the range of his work and its application to current scholarly and public policy issues. Among the presentations was commentary by George Shultz.
On the occasion of the publication of Milton and Rose Friedman’s memoirs, the University of Chicago Press held a celebratory banquet at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Among the papers presented were the following by Casey Mulligan, George Shultz and William E. Simon.