Joseph P. Overton

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Joseph P. Overton
Born
Joseph P. Overton

(1960-01-04)January 4, 1960
DiedJune 30, 2003(2003-06-30) (aged 43)
U.S.
Education
OccupationPolitical scientist
Employer
Known forResearch on Education and Public policy

Joseph Paul Overton[1] (4 January 1960, South Haven, Michigan – 30 June 2003) was a senior vice president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.[2][3]

Biography[edit]

He held a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.[4]

Overton Window (The Overton window is the range of policies politically acceptable to the mainstream population at a given time. It is also known as the window of discourse.)

Overton is known for conceiving the idea, posthumously called the Overton window, the range of policies politically acceptable to the mainstream at a given time.[5]

He died at age 43 from injuries suffered in a crash while piloting an ultralight aircraft, soon after taking off from the Tuscola Area Airport near Caro, Michigan.[6] Overton had just married a few weeks before the accident.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joseph Paul Overton (1960-2003) - Find A Grave..." www.findagrave.com.
  2. ^ "Joseph P. Overton". NNDB. Soylent Communications.
  3. ^ Lamm, Byron S. (July 1, 2003). "A Tribute to Joseph P. Overton". State Policy Network. Archived from the original on December 16, 2013.
  4. ^ "Joseph P. Overton". Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  5. ^ Giridharadas, Anand (21 November 2019). "How America's Elites Lost Their Grip". Time. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Executive with think tank killed in ultralight crash". Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Associated Press. 10 July 2003. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  7. ^ Giridharadas, Anand (November 21, 2019). "How America's Elites Lost Their Grip". Time. Retrieved 2020-01-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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