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

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