Daniel Robert Glickman (born November 24, 1944) is an American politician, lawyer, lobbyist, and nonprofit leader. 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 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 at the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.
|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|
|Chair 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|
Daniel Robert Glickman
November 24, 1944
Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
Rhoda Yura (m. 1966)
|Children||2, including Jonathan|
|Education||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (BA)|
George Washington University (JD)
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.
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.
Glickman was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Kansas's 4th congressional district in 1976, serving from January 3, 1977 to January 3, 1995, through eight successive re-elections.
In 1976, in his first congressional race, Glickman was elected to the House of Representatives as a Democrat from Kansas's 4th congressional district—defeating eight-term Republican incumbent Garner Shriver. Glickman held the office for nine consecutive terms.
Glickman was active in 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 active 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 1986, Glickman was one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1986 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Harry E. Claiborne, judge of the United States District Court for Nevada.
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 television 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-choice 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.
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. Glickman's 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.
When Clinton's term ended, Glickman's career in government ended, but was followed by numerous leadership roles in related institutions and organizations.
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.
Glickman is a senior fellow of the Center on Communication Leadership and Policy at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
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.
During President Barack Obama's administration, Glickman served on the External Advisory Board to CIA Director Leon Panetta. (Glickman, while in Congress, had chaired the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.)
Glickman's political experience in agriculture led to several post-political roles, including:
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 stated
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 was 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.
|U.S. 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
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Dov Glickman, Israeli actor
Harry Glickman (born 1924), founder of the National Basketball Association's Portland Trail Blazers
Irving Glickman (1914–1972), American periodontist
Jonathan Glickman (born 1969), American film producer
Kevon Glickman (born 1960), American music producer and entertainment lawyer
Lawrence B. Glickman (born 1963), American historian
Marty Glickman (1917–2001), American track and field athlete and sports announcer
Mort Glickman (1898–1953), American composer
Stephen H. Glickman, American judge
Stephen Kramer Glickman (born 1979), American actor
Susan Glickman (born 1953), Canadian writer and critic
Sylvia Glickman, composer
Todd Glickman (born 1956), American meteorologist
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