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William E. Kennard

William E. KennardBorn: 19-Jan-1957
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government, Business
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: FCC Chairman, 1997-2001

First black FCC chairman.

Father: Robert A. Kennard (architect)
Mother: Helen Z. King (elementary school teacher)
Wife: Deborah Diane Kennedy (m. 1984)

    High School: Hollywood High School, Hollywood, CA
    University: BA Communications, Stanford University (1978)
    Law School: JD, Yale Law School (1981)
    Administrator: Trustee, Gallaudet University

    Carlyle Group Managing Director, Global Telecom & Media Grp. (2001-)
    US FCC Chairman (1997-2001)
    US FCC Commissioner (1997-2001)
    US Official General Counsel, FCC (1993-97)
    Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand Partner (past)
    Member of the Board of Sprint Nextel (2005-07?)
    Member of the Board of Hawaiian Telcom (2005-)
    Member of the Board of Dex Media (2002-)
    Member of the Board of The New York Times Company (2001-)
    Member of the Board of Nextel (2001-05)
    Gore 2000
    John Kerry for President
    Obama for America
    Phi Beta Kappa Society

Appears in articles:
The New York Times, 11-Apr-1999, DETAILS: At F.C.C., a Referee for the Future, BYLINE: Stephen Labaton

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