Dan Greenberg

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Dan Greenberg
Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives
from the 31st district
In office
Preceded by Jeremy Hutchinson
Succeeded by David J. Sanders[1]
Personal details
Born 1965
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Marjorie
Children 3
Profession Lawyer, politician, President of Advance Arkansas Institute
Religion Judaism[2]
Website www.dan-greenberg.com

Daniel "Dan" Greenberg (born 1965)[3] is an American nonprofit executive and former politician.[4] He is a former Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, who served from 2006 through 2011. Greenberg, who lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, represented House District 31, which includes portions of Pulaski and Saline counties. Greenberg currently serves as president of the Advance Arkansas Institute, a free market think tank.[5]

Family and education[edit]

Greenberg is the son of Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist Paul Greenberg of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.[6]

Greenberg received a B.A. (honors) in philosophy from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1988 and an M.A. in philosophy from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, in 1990.[3] He graduated from law school in 2007,[6] receiving his J.D. from the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. While a law student, he served as chief Articles Editor of the Law Review. He also studied law for a year at the University of Chicago.


Greenberg was an analyst for the conservative Heritage Foundation, a writer for the libertarian Cato Institute, and a teacher at the high school and college level in the fields of philosophy, political science, and computer programming. He published over 100 articles on government and public policy in newspapers, magazines, and academic journals, including the New York Times, National Review, The Monist, and the Ohio State Law Journal.

In 1996, as policy director for then Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, Greenberg was named to the Arkansas Business "40 under 40" list of leaders in business and government.[3] He runs his own communications firm, is a former teacher at the Arkansas Governor's School for the Gifted and Talented, is senior editor of the academic journal Critical Review and a law professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's W.H. Bowen School of Law.[7]

Political career[edit]

Before his election to the state legislature in June 2006, at the age of forty, Greenberg served most of two terms as a justice of the peace (county legislator) on Pulaski County's Quorum Court.

When he ran for the state legislature in 2006, he was endorsed by the incumbent in the seat, Jeremy Hutchinson, who was prohibited by term limits for running for reelection. Greenberg and Hutchinson had run against each other for the seat in 1999 as primary opponents, an election that Hutchinson won. In May and June 2006, Greenberg placed first in the district's hotly contested primary and runoff and was elected to succeed Jeremy Hutchinson in the legislative seat for which the two had once competed.

Greenberg served on the Public Transportation and State Agencies committees. He is the vice-chairman of the State Agencies subcommittee on Constitutional Issues.

Greenberg made national news[8] when he proposed the "Edifice Complex Prevention Act" barring naming public facilities after living people. "In the old days we had a tradition of waiting to judge a person's whole life before we named a building after them," said Greenberg.[8]

After being elected two terms as Arkansas State Representative, Greenberg ran for the District 21 seat in the Arkansas State Senate. He lost to Jeremy Hutchinson in the 2010 Republican primary, thus continuing the Greenberg-Hutchinson saga.


Greenberg and his wife, Marjorie, have three children.


  1. ^ "David J. Sanders, R-31". Arkansas House of Representatives. Retrieved April 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Representative Dan Greenberg (R)". Arkansas State Legislature. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "40 under 40 - Dan Greenberg". Arkansas Business. 1996. Archived from the original on March 16, 2012. 30-year-old Greenberg 
  4. ^ Lyon, John (May 3, 2015). "Some question email deletion policies". Arkansas News. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Barnes, Fred (September 22, 2014). "From Blue to Red Overnight". Weekly Standard. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Greenberg, Paul (January 12, 2007). "My son, the legislator". Townhall.com. 
  7. ^ "LR state lawmaker to seek re-election". The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. January 29, 2008. 
  8. ^ a b Stossel, John (March 21, 2007). "What's in a Building's Name? A Lot of Tax Dollars". 20/20. ABC News. 

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