Last updated on: 9/21/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

William J. Bennett, PhD Biography

Title:
Washington Fellow of the Claremont Institute
Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Medicalization is a code word for legalization, something that Americans fortunately still oppose in large, though slightly decreasing, numbers.”

Sep. 5, 2001

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to medical marijuana. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to medical marijuana issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Washington Fellow, Claremont Institute
  • Chairman, Americans for Victory Over Terrorism
  • Co-Chairman, Partnership for a Drug-Free America
  • Former Senior Fellow, FreedomWorks
  • Former Co-Chair, Empower America
  • Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), 1989-1990
  • Secretary of Education, 1985-1988
Education:
  • PhD, Philosophy, University of Texas
  • JD, Harvard School of Law
  • BA, Philosophy, Williams College
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @WilliamJBennett