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Richard Parsons (born April 4, 1948), is the chairman and CEO of Time Warner. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Parsons graduated from the University of Hawaii, where he played varsity basketball. He earned a law degree from Albany Law School and outscored all other test takers of the 1971 New York State bar exam. April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Time Warner Inc. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Jean Charlots mural called Commencement is featured at Bachman Hall, the administrative center of the University of Hawai`i System. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... The only law school in the capital of New York State, Albany Law School is the oldest private, independent law school in North America. ...


Career

Richard Parsons served as a lawyer for New York governor Nelson Rockefeller and followed Rockefeller to Washington when he became vice president in 1974. In 1977 Parsons returned to New York and joined Wall Street law firm Patterson, Belknap. He left the firm to become president of Dime Savings Bank. He became the bank's CEO, seeing it through a merger with Anchor Savings Bank. In 1995 he became president of Time Warner, helping negotiate its merger with America Online, which created a $165-billion media empire in 2000. In December 2001 AOL Time Warner CEO Gerald Levin announced plans to retire in May 2002 and declared that Parsons would succeed him. The move surprised many media watchers who assumed that COO Robert Pittman would take the helm. Parsons is also a Director of Citigroup. This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Gerald M. Levin (b. ... Citigroup Inc. ...


Other activities

In 2001, President Bush selected Parsons to cochair a commission on Social Security. President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ... For specific national programs, see Social Security (United States), National insurance (UK), Social Security (Sweden) Social security primarily refers to a field of social welfare concerned with social protection, or protection against socially recognized conditions, including poverty, old age, disability, unemployment, families with children and others. ...


Parsons also worked on the transition team for Michael Bloomberg when he was elected mayor of New York City in 2001. Michael Bloomberg Michael Rubens Mike Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942), a Republican, is a prominent Jewish American businessman, the founder of Bloomberg L.P., and the current Mayor of the City of New York. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World[1], Gotham Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 1,214. ...


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Richard Parsons (born April 4, 1948), is the chairman and CEO of Time Warner.
Richard Parsons served as a lawyer for New York governor Nelson Rockefeller and followed Rockefeller to Washington when he became vice president in 1974.
Richard is a possible candidates to replace John W. Snow as Treasury Secretary.
Handbook of Texas Online: PARSONS, ALBERT RICHARD (972 words)
Albert Richard Parsons, radical labor organizer, was born in Montgomery, Alabama, on June 24, 1848, the youngest child of Samuel and Elizabeth (Tompkins) Parsons.
Parsons spoke, then left the meeting with Lucy and the two children; they were nearby in Zepf's Hall when nearly 200 policemen marched into the square; an unknown person threw a bomb, and police began shooting wildly.
Parsons returned to Chicago voluntarily and presented himself to the court, declaring his innocence and expecting to be exonerated.
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