Corzine, NHRA to pay tribute to victims of Sept. 11 tragedy ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. - New Jersey Senator Jon S. Corzine will the guest of honor during pre-final round ceremonies on Sunday, May 19 at the 33rd annual Matco Tools SuperNationals presented...
Corzine, NHRA to pay tribute to victims of Sept. 11 tragedy
ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. - New Jersey Senator Jon S. Corzine will the guest of honor during pre-final round ceremonies on Sunday, May 19 at the 33rd annual Matco Tools SuperNationals presented by Racing Champions, as the NHRA honors the victims of the Sept. 11 tragedy.
Corzine, the former co-chairman and co-chief executive officer of the investment company Goldman Sachs, was elected to his first term in the United States Senate in November 2000.
Corzine, a native of Illinois, is a member of the Senate Budget Committee, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee and the Joint Economic Committee.
"All our lives were changed forever on Sept. 11, but none more so than the thousands of families who lost loved ones," said Sen. Corzine. "Fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, brothers and sisters were victims of maniacal murderers. We must never forget that.
"Our hearts will always be heavy with sorrow, but we must also recall the thousands of trained personnel and volunteers who stepped forward without hesitation and remember how we rallied as a nation to defend our cherished principles and values."
Corzine graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois in 1969, and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves where he served until 1975. In 1975, Corzine was hired as a bond trader at Goldman Sachs, and was named a partner in 1980. He became chairman and chief executive officer in 1994. He left Goldman Sachs in 1999 after successfully converting the investment firm from a private partnership to public company.
During Corzine's leadership at Goldman Sachs, Fortune magazine named Goldman Sachs one of the 10 best companies in America. Corzine also was named as one of the top 50 technology executives in the country in 1997 by Time magazine.