Richard Mahoney (Arizona politician)
|Richard Mahoney (left), Jamil Mahuad (center), Sonia Roca (right)|
|Secretary of State of Arizona|
March 6, 1991 – January 2, 1995
|Governor||Fife Symington III|
|Preceded by||James Shumway|
|Succeeded by||Jane D. Hull|
|Born||1952 (age 61–62)|
|Alma mater||Princeton University
Johns Hopkins University
Arizona State University
Richard D. Mahoney (born 1952) was the Secretary of State of Arizona from 1991 until 1995. He is currently the director of the School of Public and International Affairs at North Carolina State University, effective July 1, 2012. SPIA is part of NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Mahoney has lectured as a visiting professor at Templeton College (Oxford University), The JFK School of Government (Harvard University), the Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade, and the Universidad Del Pacifico - Ecuador (Quito campus). He was also professor emeritus at the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Mahoney is the author of three books, two of which are about the John F. Kennedy administration: JFK: Ordeal in Africa (1983) and Sons and Brothers: The Days of Jack and Bobby Kennedy (1999). His latest book is entitled Getting Away with Murder: The Real Story Behind American Taliban John Walker Lindh and What the U.S. Government Had to Hide (2004). Mahoney has also authored numerous articles and monographs on presidential history, foreign policy, international trade, and political risk; and a volume of poetry in Spanish, entitled Pétalos (1995).
A member of the Democratic Party, Mahoney was elected Secretary of State of Arizona in 1990. He ran for the United States Senate in 1994. He ran as an independent for Governor of Arizona in 2002. He also served as chief speechwriter in the presidential campaigns of Senators Gary Hart and Paul Simon.
Mahoney formed a foundation, Nuestra Familia, in 1998. The foundation started social entrepreneurship projects, including the creation of small profit centers to fund social justice and human development programs, in two Latin American countries.
Mahoney served as head of the Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Juniata College until his departure to the School of Public and International Affairs at North Carolina State University.
|Arizona Secretary of State
March 6, 1991–January 2, 1995
Jane Dee Hull
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