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John Shattuk, LLB Biography

Former Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"

Executive Director of the ACLU from 1976-1984

May 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chief Executive Officer, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, 2001-present
  • Honorary degree, University of Rhode Island, and the University of Western Bohemia, 2002
  • Honorary degree, Kenyon College, 2001
  • US Ambassador to the Czech Republic, 1998-2001
  • Ambassador’s Award from the American Bar Association Central and East European Law Initiative, 2000
  • Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, 1993-1998
  • International Human Rights Award from the United Nations Association of Boston, 1998
  • Honorary degree, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 1995
  • Vice President for Government, Community and Public Affairs, Harvard University, 1984-1993
  • Distinguished Service to Public Education Award from the Massachusetts Board of Education, 1990
  • Yale Law School Public Service Award, 1988
  • Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Washington Office, 1976-1984
  • Roger Baldwin Award for his national contribution to civil liberties, 1984
  • National Staff Counsel, ACLU, 1971-1976
  • LLB, Yale Law School, 1970
  • MA, International Law and Jurisprudence, Cambridge University, 1967
  • BA, Yale College, 1965
  • Involved in major civil rights and civil liberties battles during the Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan administrations
Quoted in:
  1. Is the ACLU Justified in Claiming That Limits on Political Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Compromise Free Speech?