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  Grayson, Alan
<-  2011-07-11  
NameAlan Grayson
Address8419 Oak Park Road
Orlando, Florida 32819, United States
Website [Link]
Born March 13, 1958
Died Still Living (56 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedRBH
Feb 24, 2013 01:27am
Tags Jewish - Very Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor - Divorced - Married - Judaism - Straight -
InfoAlan Mark Grayson

Alan's Background

Alan and his wife, Lolita, have five children – Skye (12), Star (8), Sage (6) and two-year-old twins, Storm and Stone.

Alan grew up in "the projects" in the Bronx. He heard the squeal of the wheels of the elevated trains, every five minutes, all day and all night. At the age of 12, he took the subway to school, by himself. At the age of 11, a bully threw him under a moving bus. He lived.

Six years later, he took the standard test for 12th graders in New York. Almost 50,000 students in the Bronx took that the same test. Alan received the highest score.

Alan was accepted to Harvard College. He cleaned toilets there, and worked as a night watchman. He graduated in three years, with high honors.

Then he went to graduate school at Harvard. In only four years, he received a law degree (with honors), he earned a master's degree in Government, and he finished the course work and passed the general examinations for a Ph.D.

After graduate school, Alan worked as a judge's assistant at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. He worked with Judges Ginsburg, Bork, Scalia, and Starr. He then joined Judge Ginsburg's husband's law firm, where he represented government contractors.

In 1990, Alan left the practice of law, and started a new business – IDT Corp. Alan was the first President of IDT. Today, IDT is a Fortune 1000 public company, with $2 billion a year in sales. Alan took his profit from IDT, and invested it in many other small companies. Today he owns between one and ten percent of a dozen different public companies.

Twenty years ago, Alan helped to found the Alliance for Aging Research, to help promote health and a good life for older people. The motto of the Alliance is "Living to 100 – and Loving It!" Alan has served as an officer of the Alliance for two decades. He also supported the work of Arnold Palmer Hospital for many years.

In the '90s, Alan returned to the practice of law. For many years, he represented honest government contractors. Over the years since the beginning of the Bush Administration, however, he has seen the bad drive out the good. Fraud and corruption among government contractors grows and grows. The Bush Administration did nothing to recover the stolen money, protect the taxpayers, punish the thieves, or even safeguard the U.S. troops using and wearing defective equipment and supplies. And so Alan found his calling – like an Avenging Angel for the taxpayers and soldiers, he has sued the war profiteers in the name of whistleblowers, and forced them to disgorge their ill-gotten gains.

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 06, 2011 04:15pm Blog Entry I Told Newt He Looks Fat [by Alan Grayson]  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jul 11, 2011 08:30pm News Alan Grayson: 'I'm running'  Article Andy 
Jun 24, 2011 05:00pm Blog Entry Improve Green Lantern? Former Congressman Grayson has some suggestions  Article Craverguy 
Jan 19, 2011 05:35pm General Alan Grayson Blames Palin, Collects Cash  Article Jason 
Nov 05, 2010 10:50am Interview After lost election, Alan Grayson ‘going to Disney World’ when he gets home in January  Article Craverguy 
Nov 04, 2010 03:00pm Statement Alan Grayson blames Dem 'appeasement'  Article Craverguy 

Fri Feb 27 23:34:15 +0000 2015 - FL Dems: We don’t need just another Democrat to replace Marco Rubio, we need a better Democrat. http://t.co/3Y8N09DqLG

Fri Feb 27 19:17:06 +0000 2015 - Credit for this win goes to my friend Aaron Swartz, RIP. http://t.co/GnbhnhuupD

Fri Feb 27 15:24:54 +0000 2015 - The GOP: Making Uncle Sam Into Uncle Sucker http://t.co/bF3cENYM04

Fri Feb 27 01:00:28 +0000 2015 - The GOP shows, once again, whose side it’s on. http://t.co/OsWh7lEeqe

Thu Feb 26 21:08:23 +0000 2015 - A lot of people think that just one more act of violence will end violence. It never does. http://t.co/DrzC3VurGA

Thu Feb 26 16:32:27 +0000 2015 - The ISIS War Authorization: A Blank Check http://t.co/SlB5jeVASN

Tue Feb 24 18:39:04 +0000 2015 - This AUMF is a recipe for perpetual war. But I think the problems actually go deeper than that: http://t.co/NWlD37TYTu

Tue Feb 24 15:42:41 +0000 2015 - We send our HS students to school at 7 am. No wonder US test scores are so low. http://t.co/nESfCrN3Vl

Mon Feb 23 20:51:37 +0000 2015 - Did the GOP Just Give Away $130 Billion in Public Property? http://t.co/egj4p3RkQk

Sat Feb 21 22:40:47 +0000 2015 - Which Side Are You On? http://t.co/1yVIxTp7EU

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