Carter, Rice, Holtz Set To Speak At Tribute For Hesburgh

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) _ Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz will speak at a tribute to the late Rev. Theodore Hesburgh

Hesburgh, who served as Notre Dame president for 35 years before retiring in 1987, died on Thursday at the age of 97.

Others scheduled to speak at the tribute Wednesday night are Gov. Mike Pence, Sen. Joe Donnelly, former Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming and the retired archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

Notre Dame became an academic power under Hesburgh while he also worked for human rights globally and was a founding member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 1957.

An invitation-only Tuesday night wake and Wednesday funeral Mass also are planned.