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  Douglas Bennet, Colorado senator’s father, dies after ‘life of service’
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Last EditedBrentinCO  Jun 11, 2018 07:03pm
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News DateTuesday, June 12, 2018 01:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionDouglas J. Bennet Jr., the father of Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and a Washington leader is his own right, died Sunday. He was 79.

He served in the Clinton administration as assistant secretary of state for International Organization Affairs and in the Carter administration as assistant secretary of state for Legislative Affairs, as well as leading the U.S. Agency for International Development.

He also was president of Wesleyan University in Connecticut for 12 years and for a decade was the president and CEO of National Public Radio.
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