1948 – Born on this year in the United States.
1970 – He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
1973 – A master’s in rehabilitation counseling, Northeastern University.
1973-1976 – He was a college administrator at Newbury College in Massachusetts.
1978 – Received a master’s degree in public affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas.
1978-1980 – He served a Presidential Management Internship at the Department of Labor.
1980-1982 – The Commissioner was committee staff for human resource programs for the U.S. Senate Budget Committee.
1982-1989 – He was the Senator’s chief staff person for Federal social policy, with a particular focus on programs under the jurisdiction of the Senate Finance Committee.
1983 – He served as the Senator’s key staff person for the Committee’s actions on the historic Social Security reform legislation.
1989-1993 – He served as legislative director to Senator Bill Bradley, overseeing the formulation and development of all aspects of congressional policy making.
1993 – He was nominated by President Clinton in March and was subsequently confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
1995 – He had the honor of becoming the first confirmed Commissioner of Social Security since it became an Independent Agency in March.
1997 – He was sworn-in as Commissioner of Social Security on September.
1998 – Received the John Sturdivant National Partnership Award, which recognized the Agency’s commitment to the goals of management-union partnership.