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Americans for Democratic Action

ORGANIZATION

Liberal lobbying group, founded 1947.

Official Website:
http://www.adaction.org/

Founding Date:
1947

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bruce Ackerman
Scholar
19-Aug-1943   We the People
Eugenie Anderson
Diplomat
26-May-1909 31-Mar-1997 Second female US Ambassador
Francis Biddle
Government
9-May-1886 4-Oct-1968 US Attorney General, 1941-45
Richard W. Bolling
Politician
17-May-1916 21-Apr-1991 Congressman from Missouri, 1949-83
Chester Bowles
Politician
5-Apr-1901 25-May-1986 Governor of Connecticut, 1949-51
Charles F. Brannan
Politician
23-Aug-1903 2-Jul-1992 US Secretary of Agriculture, 1948-53
John Albert Carroll
Politician
30-Jul-1901 30-Aug-1983 US Senator from Colorado, 1957-63
Joseph Sill Clark
Politician
21-Oct-1901 21-Jan-1990 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1956-69
Jeffery Cohelan
Politician
24-Jun-1914 15-Feb-1999 Congressman from California, 1959-71
Wilbur J. Cohen
Government
10-Jun-1913 17-May-1987 HEW Secretary, 1968-69
John Conyers
Politician
16-May-1929   Congressman, Michigan 14th
Paul H. Douglas
Politician
26-Mar-1892 24-Sep-1976 US Senator from Illinois, 1949-67
Robert Drinan
Politician
15-Nov-1920 28-Jan-2007 Jesuit priest, Massachusetts Congressman
Marian Wright Edelman
Activist
6-Jun-1939   Founder, Children's Defense Fund
Don Edwards
Politician
6-Jan-1915   Congressman from California, 1963-95
Eliot Engel
Politician
18-Feb-1947   Congressman, New York 17th
Charles M. La Follette
Politician
27-Feb-1898 27-Jun-1974 Congressman from Indiana, 1943-47
Henry H. Fowler
Government
5-Sep-1908 3-Jan-2000 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1965-68
Donald M. Fraser
Politician
20-Feb-1924   Mayor of Minneapolis, 1980-93
Foster Furcolo
Politician
29-Jul-1911 5-Jul-1995 Governor of Massachusetts, 1957-61
John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist
15-Oct-1908 29-Apr-2006 Modern economics renegade
Arthur Hiller
Film Director
22-Nov-1923   An Alan Smithee Film
Hubert Humphrey
Politician
27-May-1911 13-Jan-1978 US Vice President, 1965-69
Herman Kahn
Scholar
15-Feb-1922 7-Jul-1983 Hudson Institute founder
Robert W. Kastenmeier
Politician
24-Jan-1924   Congressman from Wisconsin, 1959-91
Estes Kefauver
Politician
26-Jul-1903 10-Aug-1963 US Senator from Tennessee, 1949-63
Herbert H. Lehman
Politician
28-Mar-1878 5-Dec-1963 Governor of New York, 1933-42
Ann Lewis
Activist
19-Dec-1937   Clinton advisor
Allard Lowenstein
Politician
16-Jan-1929 14-Mar-1980 Congressman, New York 5th
Eugene McCarthy
Politician
29-Mar-1916 10-Dec-2005 US Senator from Minnesota, 1959-71
James McDermott
Politician
28-Dec-1936   Congressman, Washington 7th
Patrick V. McNamara
Politician
4-Oct-1894 30-Apr-1966 US Senator from Michigan, 1955-66
Patsy Mink
Politician
6-Dec-1927 28-Sep-2002 Congresswoman from Hawaii
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Politician
16-Mar-1927 26-Mar-2003 US Senator from New York, 1977-2001
Francis J. Myers
Politician
18-Dec-1901 5-Jul-1956 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1945-51
Matthew M. Neely
Politician
9-Nov-1874 18-Jan-1958 Governor and Senator from West Virginia
Maurine Brown Neuberger
Politician
9-Jan-1907 22-Feb-2000 US Senator from Oregon, 1960-67
Reinhold Niebuhr
Religion
21-Jun-1892 1-Jun-1971 Prominent historical/political theologian
Major Owens
Politician
28-Jun-1936   Congressman, New York 11th
William Proxmire
Politician
11-Nov-1915 15-Dec-2005 US Senator from Wisconsin, 1957-89
Eleanor Roosevelt
First Lady
11-Oct-1884 7-Nov-1962 First Lady under FDR
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Historian
15-Oct-1917 28-Feb-2007 The Age of Roosevelt
G. Mennen Williams
Politician
23-Feb-1911 2-Feb-1988 Governor of Michigan, 1949-61
Molly Yard
Activist
6-Jul-1912 21-Sep-2005 President of NOW, 1987-91


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