|Chairman and Chief Executive of the Motion Picture Association of America|
|Preceded by||Jack Valenti|
|Succeeded by||Chris Dodd|
|26th United States Secretary of Agriculture|
March 30, 1995 – January 19, 2001
|Preceded by||Mike Espy|
|Succeeded by||Ann Veneman|
|Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee|
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||Dave McCurdy|
|Succeeded by||Larry Combest|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas's 4th district|
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||Garner E. Shriver|
|Succeeded by||Todd Tiahrt|
|Born||Daniel Robert Glickman
November 24, 1944
|Spouse(s)||Rhoda Joyce Yura (1966 - present)|
|Alma mater||University of Michigan (B.A.)
George Washington University (J.D.)
Daniel Robert "Dan" Glickman (born November 24, 1944) is an American politician, academic and businessman. He served as the United States Secretary of Agriculture from 1995 until 2001, prior to which he represented Kansas's 4th congressional district as a Democrat in Congress for 18 years. He was Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) from 2004–2010. He serves as a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, where he focuses on public health, national security, and economic policy issues. He also co-chairs BPC's Democracy Project and co-leads the center's Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative.
He also serves on the board of directors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger and the board of Friends of the World Food Program. He also serves on the Council on American Politics, which brings leaders from the forefront of today's political and communications arena together to address issues facing the growth and enrichment of GW’s Graduate School of Political Management where he also teaches courses.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Legal career
- 3 Political career
- 4 Post-government leadership
- 5 Motion picture industry
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Glickman was born in Wichita, Kansas on November 24, 1944, the son of Gladys A. (née Kopelman) and Milton Glickman. His family was Jewish. The Glickman family operated Glickman Inc., a full-service scrap metal operation, since 1915 and Kansas Metal, an automobile and appliance shredder, since 1994. Glickman Inc. was founded by Jacob Glickman and later continued and expanded by Milton and Bill Glickman. With the death of Milton Glickman, Dan's father, in December 1999, Dan and his siblings Norman and Sharon Glickman carried on the family business until it was sold in 2002.
Glickman graduated from Wichita Southeast High School in 1962. He graduated from University of Michigan with a B.A. in History in 1966, where he was a classmate with one of Al Gore's Chiefs of Staff, Charles Burson, and received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 1969. He is married to Rhoda Joyce Yura, with whom he has two children: Jonathan Glickman and Amy Glickman.
Wichita Public Schools
Glickman's first foray into public office was as a publicly elected member of the Wichita School Board, which oversees the Wichita Public Schools (USD-259), one of the nation's largest school districts. Between 1973 and 1976 he served as President of the Wichita School Board.
U. S. House of Representatives
In 1976, in his first Congressional race, Glickman was elected to the House of Representatives as a Democrat from the Kansas's 4th congressional district—defeating the eight-term Republican incumbent, Garner Shriver. Glickman held the office for a rare nine consecutive terms (18 years).
issues & committees
Glickman was a leading congressional expert on general aviation policy, and co-wrote the General Aviation Revitalization Act (GARA) -- controversial landmark legislation providing product liability protection for small airplane manufacturers (his district has produced most of America's light aircraft).
During his Congressional tenure, Glickman was also a dominant Congressman in agriculture issues (his district's other major industry), and served on the House Agriculture Committee, including six years as chair of the subcommittee overseeing federal farm policy. He served as principal author of the 1990 Farm Bill and other legislation. While there, he lobbied for the position of Secretary of Agriculture under President Bill Clinton, losing initially, but winning the post after his tenth-race election ouster from Congress
In October 1993, Glickman, representing a district whose second-largest industry was agriculture (particularly wheat production), voted for protectionism over free trade, restricting the importation of Canadian wheat.
On "media freedom" versus "family values" one analyst reported that Glickman, in June, 1993, voted to require that TV shows have explicit viewer advisories. (Glickman would later lead the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), which develops such ratings for motion pictures.)
In his final term, Glickman was Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He held open hearings to bring the intelligence community's post–Cold War activities to light and began a committee investigation into the Aldrich Ames espionage case. Colleagues from both parties lauded his quiet, non-grandstanding, "careful and considered" leadership of the Committee.
On abortion, Glickman straddled the fence, generally accommodating abortion, but voting for the Hyde Amendment that restricted federal funding of abortion. In 1993, while on the House Judiciary Committee, he was absent from a key vote on removing most state abortion restrictions, and said later that he was unsure how he would have voted.
In the Republican-landslide 1994 Congressional elections, known as the Republican Revolution, Glickman -- in his bid for re-election to a 10th term -- was unexpectedly defeated by Goddard, Kansas Republican Todd Tiahrt.
Glickman later blamed his surprise defeat largely on his own pro-abortion positions, which he said opponents used as an "organizing tool" to rally opposition against him from voters who were otherwise politically inactive. In a detailed review of Tiahrt's victory, the Chicago Tribune reported that Glickman's unexpected defeat was largely the product of Tiahrt's recruitment of 1,800 volunteers from churches and anti-abortion groups in their Congressional District (which had become the center of the national anti-abortion movement), and from gun-rights organizations.
Another casualty of the 1994 Republican Congressional sweep was Glickman's wife, Rhoda, who, for 13 years, had led the Congressional Arts Caucus—one of 28 caucuses soon to be defunded by the incoming Republican Congress.
As of February, 2017, no other Democrat has won election to the Congressional seat lost by Glickman, which has since gone to conservative, anti-abortion Republicans,   routinely, by a roughly two-to-one margin in subsequent races.
Secretary of Agriculture
Glickman had sought the post, previously, but initially lost his bid to Mississippi Congressman Mike Espy. Glickman's 1994 appointment to the post followed Espy's departure under ethics concerns. His Senate confirmation was supported by a powerful Republican, Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole, from Glickman's home state of Kansas.
During Glickman's tenure, he participated in implementation of the Department's controversial HACCP Program to control food safety at U. S. food-processing facilities, some of which was subsequently overturned in the federal court Supreme Beef case.
During President Clinton's Feb. 4, 1997 State of the Union address to Congress, Secretary Glickman was the "Designated Survivor" (a presidential cabinet member left behind to take the reins of power, in case a disaster should befall the assembled federal government leaders during the President's speech at the U. S. Capitol Building), a story which became popularly covered in media. An episode of the semi-historical TV-series The West Wing apparently depicts, in dramatized fictional form, Secretary Glickman's moment as "the guy" left behind (fictionally, in the White House).
When Clinton's term ended, Glickman's career in government ended, but was followed by extensive leadership in related institutions and organizations.
Following his departure from public office, Glickman became a major figure in several prominent advisory, academic and leadership-development roles in U.S. political science and political/governmental fellowship, and a common media interviewee on many issues within his scope of expertise and government experience.
George Washington University
Glickman is a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Council on American Politics at The Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he teaches.
University of Southern California
Glickman is a senior fellow of the Center on Communication Leadership and Policy at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Council on Foreign Relations
Glickman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, America's pre-eminent foreign policy "think tank," led by several former U.S. Secretaries of State and other top former national security leaders.
Center for U.S. Global Engagement
Food and Agriculture
Glickman's political experience in agriculture led to several post-political roles, including:
- Chicago Mercantile Exchange: Glickman serves on the Board of Directors;
- Food Research and Action Center, a domestic anti-hunger organization;
- National 4-H Council, Board of Trustees: The leading national youth agriculture-education program. Glickman favored the expansion of 4-H urban progrrams;
- Meridian Institute: Glickman co-chairs an initiative of eight Foundations, administered by the Meridian Institute, to look at long term implications of food and agricultural policy.
- Institute of Medicine: Glickman chairs an initiative at the Institute of Medicine on "accelerating progress on childhood obesity."
- World Food Program-USA: Vice-Chair
- Chicago Council on Global Affairs: Co-chair of its global agricultural development initiative.
- Author of "Farm Futures," in Foreign Affairs (journal) (May/June 2009).
- Communities In Schools, a federation of independent 501(c)(3) organizations in 27 states and the District of Columbia that work to address the "dropout epidemic"—one of the largest dropout-prevention organizations in the U.S., and one of the largest promoters of community-based, integrated student-support services. CIS identifies and mobilizes existing community resources, and fosters cooperative partnerships, such as: mentoring, tutoring, health care, summer and after-school programs, family counseling, and service learning.
- William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan, a not-for-profit, independent, research and educational institute dedicated to creating, aggregating, and disseminating intellectual capital on business and policy issues in emerging markets. It provides a forum for business leaders and public policy makers to discuss issues affecting the environment in which these companies operate.
Motion picture industry
In 2004, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) announced that Glickman would replace Jack Valenti as its chief lobbyist. Glickman served as Chairman and CEO of the MPAA from 2004 to 2012.
A hallmark of Glickman's MPAA tenure was his "war on movie piracy" (illegal copying and distribution of motion pictures).
In an MPAA press release, May 31, 2006, entitled "Swedish Authorities Sink Pirate Bay", Dan Glickman states
“The actions today taken in Sweden serve as a reminder to pirates all over the world that there are no safe harbours for Internet copyright thieves”
In the 2007 documentary "Good Copy Bad Copy" Glickman is interviewed in connection with the 2006 raid on The Pirate Bay by the Swedish police, conceding that piracy will never be stopped, but stating that they will try to make it as difficult and tedious as possible.
On January 22, 2010, Glickman announced he would step down as head of the MPAA on April 1, 2010.
Glickman remains, however, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, better known as the "Motion Picture Academy," which dispenses the Motion Picture Academy Awards ("Oscars")., and the American Film Institute.
- Cohen, Alex, "Dan Glickman leaves the MPAA," KPCC, Southern California Public Radio, March 30, 2010
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- Board of Directors, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
- Board of Directors, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. Mazon.org. Retrieved on September 23, 2011.
- Home | Friends of the World Food Program. Friendsofwfp.org. Retrieved on September 23, 2011.
- "About | The Council on American Politics". GW's Graduate School of Political Management. Retrieved February 3, 2012.
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|United States House of Representatives|
Garner E. Shriver
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 4th congressional district
|Chairman of House Intelligence Committee
|U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
Served under: Bill Clinton
Ann M. Veneman
|Non-profit organization positions|
|President of the MPAA