Harris Wofford

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Honorable Harris Wofford

"Was appointed to the U.S. Senate in 1991, elected in six months later on a central platform of universal health insurance, before being defeated in 1994. Wofford has held various government, academic and private positions, including CEO for the Corporation for National Service (Americorps), 1995-2001; chairman and then co-chairman of America's Promise: The Alliance for Youth 2001-2004; chairman of the Pennsylvania State Democratic Party 1986; Pennsylvania secretary of labor and industry 1987-1991; president of the College at Old Westbury (State University of New York) 1966-1970, and Bryn Mawr College 1970-1978; special assistant to President Kennedy and chairman of the Subcabinet Group on Civil Rights 1961-1962, where he worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr. He also assisted in the formation of the Peace Corps, serving as special representative to Africa and subsequently as associate director 1962-1966; associate professor of law, Notre Dame Law School 1959-1960; was legal counsel to Rev. Theodore Hesburgh for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights from 1954-1958. Mr. Wofford is the author of Of Kennedys and Kings: Making Sense of the Sixties and is currently writing his memoirs of eight decades titled Slightly Mad: Stories of War and Peace from an Elder of the Tribe.“ [1]

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  1. Directors, Malaria no More, accessed November 28, 2007.
  2. Advisory Council, National Peace Corps Association, accessed February 19, 2010.
  3. Democratic World Federalists Board, organizational web page, accessed April 22, 2012.

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