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Brademas, John (John)

Born: 1927 AD
Currently alive, at 88 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Educators, Politician


1927 - He was born on the 2nd of March.

         - Brademas graduated as valedectorian from Central High School in South Bend, Indiana.

         - A graduate of Harvard University, he won a Rhodes Scholarship and attended Brasenose College University of Oxford, from which he received his Ph.D.

1959 - Dr. Brademas served as United States Representative in Congress from Indiana's 3rd congressional district for 22 years, the last four as House majority whip.

         - He was a member of the Committee on Education and Labor, where he played a leading role in writing most of the federal legislation enacted during that time concerning schools, colleges and universities; services for the elderly and the handicapped; libraries and museums; and the arts and humanities.

1981 - He moved to New York and served as president of New York University.

1990 - He co-chaired the bipartisan independent commission mandated by Congress to review the grant-making procedures of the NEA.

         - He was appointed by President Bill Clinton as chairman of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and is also chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy and a member of the Consultants' Panel to the Comptroller General of the United States.

         - He is chairman of the American Ditchley Foundation and co-chairs the Center for Science, Technology and Congress at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C.

         - Dr. Brademas served on the boards of Overseers of Harvard, New York Stock Exchange, Rockefeller Foundation and the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches.

         - He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Athens.

         - He serves on several corporate board as well as boards of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, American Council for the Arts, Center for National Policy and the Spanish Institute.

         - Dr. Brademas has been awarded honorary degrees by 47 colleges and universities.

         - He has also received the annual Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.


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