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David L. Boren

David L. BorenAKA David Lyle Boren

Born: 21-Apr-1941
Birthplace: Washington, DC

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute [1]
Occupation: Politician, Educator
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor and Senator from Oklahoma

Military service: Oklahoma National Guard (1968-74)

In August 1978, while a candidate for U.S. Senate, Oklahoma Governor Boren held a press conference to deny rumors of his homosexuality, taking an oath to that effect on a Holy Bible. He is the former Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and author of the National Security Education Act (1992).


[1] W. Scott Thompson, The Price of Achievement: Coming Out in Reagan Days (1995), pp. 222-23.

Father: Lyle H. Boren (U.S. House 4th Oklahoma District 1937-47, b. 1910, d. 1992)
Mother: Christine McKown
Wife: Janna Robbins (div., one son, one daughter)
Son:
Dan Boren (Congressman, b. 2-Aug-1973)
Wife: Molly W. Shi (m. 1977)

    University: Yale University (1963)
    University: MA, Oxford University (1965)
    Law School: University of Oklahoma College of Law (1968)
    Professor: Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK (1970-74)
    Administrator: President, University of Oklahoma (1994-)

    US Senator, Oklahoma (3-Jan-1979 to 15-Nov-1994, resigned)
    Governor of Oklahoma (1975-79)
    Member of the Board of American Airlines
    Member of the Board of Conoco-Phillips (2002-05)
    Member of the Board of Phillips Petroleum (1994-2002)
    Member of the Board of Texas Instruments (1995-)
    Member of the Board of Torchmark
    Alfalfa Club President, 1983
    Close Up Foundation Board of Advisors
    Coalition for a Democratic Majority Advisory Board
    Council on Competitiveness
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Forum for International Policy Trustee
    Joe Lieberman for President
    National Legal Center for the Public Interest Board of Directors
    New Leadership for America PAC
    Obama for America
    The Reform Institute Advisory Board
    Science Debate 2008
    Skull and Bones Society
    Rhodes Scholarship


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