Vance Hartke

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Vance Hartke, Executive Director of Earth Restoration Corps. See Wiki

"A program officer with Counterpart International in Washington, DC, Vance Hartke has served as ERC’s Executive Director since 2000."

"Former US Senator Vance Hartke was recently hosting a high-level delegation to Washington from Kyrgyzstan to high tea in the Senators’ dining room in the Capitol.

"The Senator, a courtly veteran of the civil rights years and indispensable ally of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, was introducing organization representatives around the large table to his guests. When he started to introduce the guests from a US international non-governmental organization (NGO) called Counterpart International, the Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to the United States said with a smile, ‘Excuse me, Senator. In the Central Asian Republics everybody knows Counterpart’." [1]

Senator Vance Hartke has been a member of the Environmental Remediation Holding Corp's "Advisory Board since September 1996. Mr. Hartke was the United States Senator for Indiana from 1959 to 1977. While a Senator, he served on both the Finance Committee and the Commerce Committee, two of the most powerful and prestigious committees of the U.S. Senate. Prior to his senatorial term, he served as Mayor of the City of Evansville, Indiana from 1956 to 1958, when he resigned to take his seat in the U.S. Senate. Mr. Hartke's political career also includes service as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, seven times as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, as Democratic County Chairman in Vanderburgh County, Indiana, and a Chairman of the U.S. Senatorial Campaign Committee. He continues to practice law at the law firm of Hartke & Hartke in Falls Church, Virginia. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the International Human Assistance Programs, the New York Hall of Science and Technology, the New York Commission for the Development of Flushing Meadows, Federated Finance Corp., First Federated Savings Bank, and McCrane & Co. He received his A.B. from the University of Evansville in 1941, and his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law in 1948 where he was Editor in Chief of the Indiana Law Journal." [2]

"Senator Hartke is the co-founder of the American Trial Lawyers Association and the founder of the International Executive Service Corps.[1] Senator Hartke currently serves as a director of Neptune Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., a privately held company that imports and exports pharmaceutical products, and also serves as a director of Wood Holdings, Inc. and Wood Sales, Inc., privately held companies in the wood preservative industry." [3]

"He also helped lay the foundations for the United States Institute of Peace... set up by Congress in 1984, and the Inter-American Development Bank." [4]

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  1. Exporting Solutions, UNEP, accessed August 25, 2008.
  2. Environmental Remediation Holding, Edgar Online, accessed August 26, 2008.
  3. SYNDICATION NET COM INC, EdgarOnline, accessed August 26, 2008.
  4. Vance Hartke, 84, Antiwar Senator From Indiana, Dies, New York Times, accessed August 26, 2008.