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Daniel Glickman

(1944 - )

Daniel Robert Glickman is a Jewish American politician and businessman who formerly served in the U.S. House of Representatives and as Chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America.

Glickman (born November 24, 1944) was born in Wichita, Kansas, and graduated from Southeast High School in 1962. He recieved his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1966 and his J.D. from George Washington University in 1969. From 1969 to 1970, Glickman worked as an attorney for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

In November 1976, Glickman was elected as a Democrat to represent Kansas's 4th district in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was subsequently re-elected eight times, serving until January 1995. While in Congress, Glickman was chair of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Glickman was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1994.

Following his defeat in Congress, President Bill Clinton appointed Glickman as Secretary of Agriculture, a post he held until 2001. Following his political career, Glickman worked as director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University.

In 2004, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) announced that Glickman would replace Jack Valenti as its chief lobbyist, and he ended up serving as Chairman and CEO of the MPAA until 2010.

Sources: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; Wikipedia