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The Guest List: June

Welcome to the Guest List, a monthly roundup of the eight people we’d most like to have over for drinks, good food, and conversation.

John Lewis —The congressman and civil-rights leader is still fighting for human rights, getting arrested as part of a Darfur protest at the Sudanese Embassy.

Marin Alsop —The Baltimore Symphony conductor has donated $50,000 to help her orchestra make ends meet in these tough economic times.

Mystery man —Who is the $144-million winner of the Powerball lottery in Southeast DC? An 82-year-old has claimed his prize but, sensibly, wants to be anonymous.

Ellen Moran —The first top aide to leave Obama’s inner circle (she’ll be chief of staff at the Commerce Department) has a unique view of the White House.

Flip Saunders —Can the new coach of the Wizards make Agent Zero a winner?

Cristina Federica de Borbón y Grecia —Her Royal Highness the Infanta Cristina, daughter of the King of Spain, is moving here with her husband, a Spanish telephone executive.

Steve Fuller —The director of George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis has a window into how (and if) the region is bouncing back from the recession.

Julia Whiston —The low-key head of the White House Correspondents’ Association has all sorts of good stories in the wake of the group’s annual spring bacchanal.

This article first appeared in the June 2009 issue of The Washingtonian. For more articles from that issue, click here.   

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