George W. Haley
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|George W. Haley|
|Member of the Kansas State Senate|
August 28, 1925 |
Henning, Tennessee, U.S.
|Relations||Alex Haley (brother)|
|Alma mater||Morehouse College
University of Arkansas
George Williford Boyce Haley (born August 28, 1925) is a distinguished American Attorney, diplomat and policy expert having served under seven presidential administrations. He is also one of two younger brothers of Pulitzer prize winner Alex Haley.
Haley's family moved to Pine Bluff, Arkansas and he spent his entire childhood there. He attended the Bordentown School in Bordentown, New Jersey. He was a classmate and contemporary of Martin Luther King, Jr. at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Haley was the second African-American to receive a Law degree from the University of Arkansas. Worked with Attorney Thurgood Marshall on the landmark case Brown v. Topeka, Kansas Board of Education case challenging the separate but equal ruling of The United States Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson.
Haley served in national administrations since 1969 under Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Clinton, and George W. Bush. His government posts included chief counsel of the Federal Transit Administration from 1969 to 1973 and general counsel and congressional liaison of the U.S. Information Agency, now part of the State Department, from 1976 to 1977. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush appointed Haley chairman of the Postal Rate Commission.
- Karen DeMasters. "ON THE MAP; Remembering a Boarding School for Black Students", The New York Times, October 1, 2000. Accessed June 3, 2010.