David Dawley papers, 1963-2014 Rauner Manuscript MS-1329


David Dawley, Dartmouth College class of 1963, was born on August 26, 1941 in Westminster, Massachusetts. Dawley earned a Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan in 1967 and graduated in 1979 from OPM, the Owner/President Management program at Harvard Business School in 1979. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras from 1963 through 1965, and from 1967 through 1969, he was a community organizer with a street gang in Chicago where he was known as “the only white Vice Lord.” He has worked in business, government and social services as a civil rights activist, company president, consultant to Fortune 500 companies, lobbyist and special assistant to the Governor of Massachusetts who nominated him as one of "Greater Boston's Outstanding Young Leaders." He received presidential appointments to the National Advisory Council of Peace Corps under Chairman Neil Armstrong, and the White House Conference on Small Business. In 1968, he was selected by Esquire Magazine as one of “Twenty Seven People Worth Saving.”

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