George W. Haley
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|George W. Haley|
|Member of the Kansas State Senate|
|United States Ambassador to the Gambia|
George W. Bush
|Preceded by||Gerald W. Scott|
|Succeeded by||Jackson McDonald|
|Born||George Williford Boyce Haley
August 28, 1925
Henning, Tennessee, U.S.
|Died||May 13, 2015
Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Doris M. Haley|
|Relations||Alex Haley (brother)|
|Children||David Haley[Anne Haley Brown]|
|Alma mater||Morehouse College
University of Arkansas
George Williford Boyce Haley (August 28, 1925 – May 13, 2015) was an American attorney, diplomat and policy expert having served under seven presidential administrations. He was one of two younger brothers to the Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Haley.
Haley was born in Henning, Tennessee. His 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 was elected to the Kansas State Senate in 1964 as a Republican and served one term. 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. He ran unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives from Kansas in 1966 and for the United States Senate from Maryland in 1986. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush appointed Haley chairman of the Postal Rate Commission. Haley served as Chairman of the Commission from February 14, 1990 until October 14, 1993, and later as a Commissioner from December 1, 1993 until September 10, 1998.
- Karen DeMasters. "ON THE MAP; Remembering a Boarding School for Black Students", The New York Times, October 1, 2000. Accessed June 3, 2010.
- Hancock, Peter (May 14, 2015). "George Haley, one of first African Americans in Kansas Senate, dies". Lawrence Journal-World.
Gerald W. Scott
|United States Ambassador to the Gambia