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Dick Parsons

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April 4, 1948

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Richard Dean Parsons was born in New York, Brooklyn on April 4, 1948. He is the Chairman of the Board of Time Warner. It was recently announced that he would be stepping down as CEO of Time Warner on December 31 2007 but will remain as chairman of the board. He is also on the board of directors of Citigroup. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Parsons graduated from the University of Hawaii, at 6'4" tall he played varsity basketball. He earned a Juris Doctor from Albany Law School in 1971, coming top of his class.

An African-American Republican, Parsons served an internship at the New York State Legislature, at which time he was invited to work as a lawyer for the staff of the then New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller. When Rockefeller was appointed Vice President of the United States, in 1974, Parsons followed him to Washington D.C., where he worked directly with President Gerald Ford. He also met a deputy attorney general, Harold R. Tyler, and one of his aides, a young Rudolph W. Giuliani, with whom he was to be closely associated - supporting him in his campaign for New York mayor and heading his transitional council.

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