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Michael Kenneth Beard

Michael Kenneth Beard, American lobbyist. Named One of Outstanding Young Men of America, Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1971, One of Washington 500 Washington Dossier Magazine, 1984; recipient Looking for Heroes award District of Columbia Public Schools and Time Inc./Odyssey, Washington, 1987. Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, United Nations Association (treasurer Capitol area division 1989-1992).

Background

  • Beard, Michael Kenneth was born on January 22, 1941 in Huntington, West Virginia, United States. Son of Kenneth Arthur and Nora Romona (Nott) Beard.

  • Education

    • Student, American University, 1964. Bachelor in Government and Public Administration, American University, 1965.

    Career

    • Director Washington Study Programs, Washington, 1964-1966. Executive director World Federalist Youth, 1967-1970, Self Determination for District of Columbia, Washington, 1970-1971, Committee for Congressional Reform, Washington, 1971-1972. Congressional aide Congressman Walter E. Fauntroy, 1972-1976.

      President, chief executive officer Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, since 1976. Chairman board directors Pax World Foundation, Washington. President Foundation for Handgun Education, Washington.

    Works

    • Producer television film National Handgun Test, 1979. Contributor numerous articles on handgun control to magazines.

    Politics

    God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    The life with Christ is not only to live in the atmosphere of your local church. God made his children creative, productive, and therefore able to make the whole world a better place.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    As human beings people find themselves as part of an unjust, sinful and violent world, which we may feel individually helpless to change. If we accept forgiveness, God can enable us to resist evil and to live life to the full.

    Membership

    Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, United Nations Association (treasurer Capitol area division 1989-1992).

    Personality

    Interests

    Acting in motion pictures, television stage and opera productions.

    Connections

    • Married Melinda Joan Meriam, February 20, 1986. Children: Charles Elliott, Avri Gabrielle.
    • father: Kenneth Arthur Beard
    • mother: Nora Romona (Nott) Beard
    • spouse: Melinda Joan Meriam
    • children: Charles Elliott Beard
    • Avri Gabrielle Beard
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    Nationality
    • 1964
      American University
    • 1965
      American University
    • 1964 - 1966
      Director, Washington Study Programs
      Washington, United States
    • 1967 - 1970
      executive, director World Federalist Youth
    • 1970 - 1971
      executive, director World Federalist Youth
      Washington, United States
    • 1971 - 1972
      executive, director World Federalist Youth
      Washington, United States
    • 1972 - 1976
      congressional aide Congressman Walter E. Fauntroy
    • 1976
      president, officer Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
    • 1976
      chief executive, officer Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
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