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Resume: Mitch Daniels


AGE

52

HOMETOWN

Indianapolis

FAMILY

Married; four daughters, 14 to 21

EDUCATION

B.A., Princeton, '71; J.D., Georgetown law school, '79

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE

Fresh from college, Daniels made a name for himself as an aide to Richard Lugar, Indianapolis mayor and later U.S. Senator (R-Ind.). Served as director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee under Lugar in 1983-84. In the second Reagan Administration, he was political director and head of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs but quit after clashes with Chief of Staff Donald T. Regan.

PRIVATE-SECTOR EXPERIENCE

In 1987, he became COO of the Hudson Institute, a conservative think tank. Three years later, he joined Eli Lilly, where his last post was senior vice-president for corporate strategy and policy.

HOBBIES

Avid golfer. Huge fan of the Dodgers and Redskins.

TOP QUALITIES

Smart, politically savvy, blunt, and straight as an arrow.

THE RAP ON DANIELS

Insufficient experience on budget matters. Can be caustic at times. Liberals think he's too conservative and too tied to pharmaceutical interests.


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