- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 17, 2009

NAME: Dan Rooney

AGE-BIRTH DATE: 76; July 20, 1932, Pittsburgh

EDUCATION: Duquesne University, accounting major

EXPERIENCE: Owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers; Pro Football Hall of Fame member; a founder of the American Ireland Fund, an organization that has raised millions to advocate peace and education in Ireland; credited with formulating the “Rooney Rule” that requires any football team with a head coaching vacancy to interview at least one minority candidate.

FAMILY: Married to Patricia Reagan, nine children _ Art II, current president of the Steelers; Patricia, Kathleen, Rita, Daniel, Mary Duffy, John, James, Joan.

QUOTE: “As a grandfather and a citizen of this community, I think Barack Obama’s thoughtful, strategic approach is important to America,” Rooney said when he endorsed Obama for president during the rough primary season. “When I hear how excited young people seem to be when they talk about this man, I believe he will do what is best for them, which is to inspire them to be great Americans.”

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