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Norman Brinker

Norman BrinkerAKA Norman Eugene Brinker

Born: 3-Jun-1931
Birthplace: Denver, CO
Died: 9-Jun-2009
Location of death: Colorado Springs, CO
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of Brinker International, 1983-95

Military service: US Navy (1952-54?)

Grew up in Roswell, NM. Member of the 1952 US Olympic equestrian team. Suffered a collapsed lung following a polo accident in 1978. Nearly died from brain injuries sustained during a polo accident in January 1993.

Mother: Kathryn
Wife: Maureen Connolly Brinker (tennis player, d. 1969 ovarian cancer, two daughters)
Daughter: Cindy Brinker Simmons (b. 1957)
Daughter: Brenda Brinker Bottum (b. 1959)
Wife: Margrit Fendt (m. 7-Mar-1971, div. 1976, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Christina
Son: Mark
Wife: Nancy Goodman Brinker (breast cancer activist, m. 14-Feb-1983, div. 2000, one son)
Son: Eric Blake Leitstein
Wife: Toni Chapman (m. 2003)

    High School: New Mexico Military Institute
    University: BA Marketing, San Diego State University (1957)

    Brinker International CEO (1983-95)
    Chili's
    Pillsbury Chairman, Pillsbury Restaurant Group (1982-83)
    Pillsbury EVP (1976-82)
    Steak and Ale Founder, CEO (1966-76)
    Jack in the Box General Partner (1962-66)
    Member of the Board of Brinker International (as Chairman, 1983-2000)
    Member of the Board of Pillsbury (1976-83)
    Bush-Cheney 2000
    Bush-Cheney '04
    Campaign America Inc.
    Employment Policies Institute
    Dallas Symphony Orchestra Board member (former)
    Dallas Museum of Art Board member (former)
    Dreier for Congress Committee
    Elizabeth Dole Committee
    Free and Strong America PAC
    FreedomWorks
    Friends of Dick Lugar
    Friends of George Allen
    Friends of Giuliani Exploratory Committee
    George W. Bush for President
    Grow PAC
    John McCain 2008
    Kay Bailey Hutchison for Senate
    McCain for Senate '98
    McCain-Palin Compliance Fund
    McCain-Palin Victory 2008
    National Republican Congressional Committee
    National Republican Senatorial Committee
    Romney for President
    Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee
    Solutions America PAC
    Tom Delay Congressional Committee
    Polo Hall of Fame 1999
    Hip Replacement Surgery (1994)
    Coma (1993, two weeks)
    Risk Factors: Throat Cancer

Author of books:
On the Brink: The Life and Leadership of Norman Brinker (1995, memoir)


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