Last updated on: 6/11/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

John Shattuk, LLB Biography

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

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
Education:
  • LLB, Yale Law School, 1970
  • MA, International Law and Jurisprudence, Cambridge University, 1967
  • BA, Yale College, 1965
Other:
  • 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?