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Encyclopedia > David L. Boren
David Lyle Boren
David L. Boren

In office
1975 – 1979
Lieutenant(s) George Nigh
Preceded by David Hall
Succeeded by George Nigh

In office
1979 – 1994
Preceded by Dewey F. Bartlett
Succeeded by James Inhofe

Born April 21, 1941 (1941-04-21) (age 66)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Democratic
Profession Lawyer

David Lyle Boren (born April 21, 1941) is an American politician from the state of Oklahoma. A Democrat, he served as governor of Oklahoma from 1975 to 1979 and in the United States Senate from 1979 to 1994. He is currently president of the University of Oklahoma. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Brad Henry, the 26th and current Governor of Oklahoma The Best Governor of the State of Oklahoma is the head of state for the State of Oklahoma. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma Mary Fallin, the 13th and current Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma The Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma is the second-highest executive official of the state government of Oklahoma. ... George Patterson Nigh (born June 9, 1927), was a popular Oklahoma U.S. Democratic Party leader, served as Governor of Oklahoma on two separate occasions. ... David Hall (born October 20, 1930), U.S. Democratic Party politician, He served as Governor of Oklahoma from 1971 to 1975. ... George Patterson Nigh (born June 9, 1927), was a popular Oklahoma U.S. Democratic Party leader, served as Governor of Oklahoma on two separate occasions. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,898 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Dewey Follett Bartlett (March 28, 1919–March 1, 1979), a U.S. politician, He served as the second Republican Governor of Oklahoma from 1967 to 1971, following his predecessor, Henry Bellmon. ... James Mountain Inhofe, usually known as Jim Inhofe (born November 17, 1934) is an American politician from Oklahoma. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... For the fish called lawyer, see Burbot. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      Politics of the United States takes place in a framework of a presidential... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,898 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Brad Henry, the 26th and current Governor of Oklahoma The Best Governor of the State of Oklahoma is the head of state for the State of Oklahoma. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma founded in 1890. ...


Boren is part of the politically-prominent Boren family. His father, Lyle Boren, served in the U.S. House of Representatives (OK-04) from 1937 to 1947. His son, Dan Boren, has served in the U.S. House of Representatives (OK-02) since 2005. This is a partial listing of prominent political families around the world. ... The Boren family is a political family from the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ... Lyle H. Boren (May 11, 1909-July 2, 1992), U.S. Democratic Party politician, was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Oklahoma, serving from 1937 to 1947. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Oklahomas 4th Congressional District Oklahomas Fourth Congressional District is located in south-central Oklahoma and borders Texas (along the Red River, to the south). ... David Daniel Dan Boren (born August 2, 1973) is a Democratic U.S. politician from the state of Oklahoma, representing Oklahomas 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives (map). ... Oklahomas 2nd Congressional District Oklahomas Second Congressional District is one of the largest Congressional districts in the United States. ...

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Biography

Boren was born in Washington, D.C. He graduated in 1963 from Yale University, where he was elected president of the Yale Political Union and was a member of Skull and Bones.[1][2] He was selected as a Rhodes Scholar and earned a master's degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University (1965), serving later as a member of the Rhodes Scholarship selection committee. In 1968, he received a law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... “Yale” redirects here. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... For the pirate flag, see Jolly Roger. ... Rhodes House in Oxford, designed by Sir Herbert Baker. ... This page refers to types of Masters degrees in Europe. ... Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) is a popular interdisciplinary degree which combines study from the three eponymous disciplines. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... A Law degree is the degree conferred on someone who successfully completes studies in law. ... The University of Oklahoma College of Law is the law unit at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. ...


Boren was given a commission in the Oklahoma National Guard. While a state representative in 1967, he served on a legislative committee to investigate the University of Oklahoma after the school allowed black militant Paul Boutelle, a socialist and anti-Vietnam War activist, to give a speech there. University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma founded in 1890. ... Paul Boutelle (born October 13, 1934 in New York) was the United States Socialist Workers Party candidate for vice president of the United States in 1968. ... Socialism refers to a broad array of doctrines or political movements that envisage a socio-economic system in which property and the distribution of wealth are subject to control by the community[1] for the purposes of increasing social and economic equality and cooperation. ... Opposition to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War began slowly and in small numbers in 1964 on various college campuses in the United States. ...


Boren has been a friend and political associate of several Speakers of the House, including Sam Rayburn and Carl Albert. Albert's Chief of Staff, Charles Ward later served as Boren's Chief of Staff when he became U.S. Senator. Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the... Portrait of Sam Rayburn Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn (January 6, 1882 – November 16, 1961) was a United States politician from Texas. ... Carl Bert Albert (May 10, 1908 – February 4, 2000) was a lawyer and a Democratic American politician from Oklahoma. ...


Boren's son, Dan Boren, represents Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District in the US House of Representatives. Boren's daughter, Carrie, is a former actress and current director for evangelism in the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. David Daniel Dan Boren (born August 2, 1973) is a Democratic U.S. politician from the state of Oklahoma, representing Oklahomas 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives (map). ...


He has been married twice, to the late Janna Little and currently to Molly Shi.


Boren was regarded as a political centrist, and was a strong advocate of tax cuts across the board as the cornerstone of economic policy.


In the Senate

In the U.S. Senate, Boren was known as a centrist or conservative Democrat, often aligning with southern Democrats such as Sam Nunn of Georgia and Howell Heflin of Alabama. Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... In American politics, a Conservative Democrat is a Democratic Party member with conservative political views. ... Samuel Augustus Nunn, Jr. ... Howell Heflin Howell Thomas Heflin (June 19, 1921 – March 29, 2005) was a United States Senator from Alabama. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Boren served on the Senate Committee on Finance and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. he also served as chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the longest-serving chairman of that committee ever. Boren sponsored the National Security Education Act of 1991, which established the National Security Education Program. The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance (or, less formally, Senate Finance Committee) is a standing committee of the United States Senate. ... The Committee of Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry is a committee of the United States Senate empowered with legislative oversight of all matters relating to the nations agriculture industry, farming programs, forestry and logging, and legislation relating to nutrition and health. ... The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is dedicated to overseeing the United States Intelligence Community—the agencies and bureaus of the U.S. federal government who provide information and analysis for leaders of the executive and legislative branches. ...


Boren decided in 1990 to vote against the Persian Gulf War, surprising most political observers. See also: 2003 invasion of Iraq and Gulf War (disambiguation) C Company, 1st Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment, 1st UK Armoured Division The Persian Gulf War was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of 34 nations led by the United States. ...


Boren was one of the President Clinton's top choices to replace Les Aspin as a U.S. Secretary of Defense in 1994. However, Clinton selected William J. Perry[3] Order: 42nd President Term of Office: January 20, 1993–January 20, 2001 Preceded by: George H. W. Bush Succeeded by: George W. Bush Date of birth: August 19, 1946 Place of birth: Hope, Arkansas Date of death: Place of death: First Lady: Hillary Rodham Clinton Political party: Democratic Vice... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The United States Secretary of Defense is the head of the United States Department of Defense, concerned with the armed services and The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Alternative meaning: William Perry (football) William James Perry (born October 11, 1927) was the U.S. Secretary of Defense under President Bill Clinton from February 3, 1994 to January 23, 1997. ...


In a controversial public mea culpa in a New York Times Op/Ed piece, Boren expressed regret over his vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Partly as a result of that statement, The Daily Oklahoman, the largest newspaper in Oklahoma, which had encouraged and endorsed Boren's entire career, began calling for his retirement from the U.S. Senate. The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... For the novel, see Advise and Consent. ... The supreme court functions as a court of last resort whose rulings cannot be challenged, in some countries, provinces and states. ... Clarence Thomas (born June 23, 1948) is an American jurist and has been an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States since 1991. ... The Oklahoman is the statewide newspaper for Oklahoma. ...


In 1994, he resigned his Senate seat to accept the presidency of the University of Oklahoma.


After the Senate

Boren currently serves as President of the University of Oklahoma, and sits on Board of Directors of Texas Instruments and AMR Corporation (the parent company of American Airlines). In relation to a company, a director is an officer (that is, someone who works for the company) charged with the conduct and management of its affairs. ... Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN), better known in the electronics industry (and popularly) as TI, is an American company based in Dallas, Texas, USA, renowned for developing and commercializing semiconductor and computer technology. ... AMR Corporation NYSE: AMR is a Fort Worth, Texas-based holding company created in 1982 as part of a reorganization of American Airlines. ...


He is regarded as a mentor to former CIA Director George Tenet from his days as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. On the morning of September 11, 2001, Boren and Tenet were having breakfast together when Tenet was called away to respond to the terror attacks. [1] George Tenet George John Tenet (born January 5, 1953) is Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University and was previously the Director of Central Intelligence for the United States Central Intelligence Agency. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In June 2007, conservative political columnist Robert Novak reported that Boren had met with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to discuss a possible third-party presidential campaign. Bloomberg had just recently left the Republican Party, and speculation arose that he discussed the possibility of Boren joining him as a running mate. [2] Robert David Sanders Novak (born February 26, 1931) is a conservative American political commentator. ... Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born 14 February 1942) is an American businessman, philanthropist, and the founder of Bloomberg L.P., currently serving as the Mayor of New York City. ...


References

  1. ^ Alexandra Robbins, Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths of Power, Little, Brown and Company, 2002, page 124, 158.
  2. ^ Lloyd Grove, "The Boren Identity; Oklahoma's Senator, Unlikely Point Man for Clinton Plan", Washington Post, March 24, 1993.
  3. ^ George Stephanopoulos, All Too Human: A Political Education, 1999
Preceded by
David Hall (D)
Governor of Oklahoma
1975–1979
Succeeded by
George Nigh (D)
Preceded by
Dewey F. Bartlett (R)
United States Senator (Class 2) from Oklahoma
19791994
Served alongside: Henry Bellmon (R), Don Nickles (R)
Succeeded by
James Inhofe (R)
Preceded by
David Durenberger (R)
Minnesota
Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee
1987–1995
Succeeded by
Arlen Specter (R)
Pennsylvania
Preceded by
Richard L. Van Horn
President of the University of Oklahoma
1994–current
Succeeded by
current
Persondata
NAME Boren, David L.
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION Former U.S. Senator; University President
DATE OF BIRTH April 21, 1941
PLACE OF BIRTH
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

 
 

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