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John Harwood is an American journalist who is the chief Washington Correspondent for CNBC.


HARWOOD, JOHN was born on June 29, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.


Creighton University (Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1978). University of Arizona (Juris Doctor. University of Florida (Master of Laws, 1989).

Order of the Coif. Editor, University of Arizona Law Review, 1980-1981.


He currently serves as the president of the In addition he also served as interim chancellor of the His family moved to Jacksonville when he was sixteen. They have four children. Delaney passed the Florida Bar exam in 1981 and was hired by then State Attorney Ed Austin, eventually becoming Austin's Chief Assistant State Attorney.

When Austin was elected in 1991, Delaney became the city's General Counsel for a short time, and then served as Austin's chief of staff. Delaney ran for mayor himself in 1995 when Austin declined to seek a second term. In 1995, Delaney defeated former mayor Jake Godbold to become mayor of Jacksonville, Florida, serving two consecutive terms from 1995 to 2003.

He was the first Republican elected to the position since 1888. He was succeeded by John Peyton in July 2003. During his mayoral term, Delaney was noted for launching the Better Jacksonville Plan, a massive, billion dollar package of projects for municipal improvements funded by a sales tax increase, as well as the Preservation Project, a series of land grants for parks.

He was one of the most popular mayors in Jacksonville's history, enjoying consistently high approval ratings and running unopposed for his second election. Delaney was appointed President of the (UNF) in 2003. During his tenure the university has seen a surge of building projects, including a new Student Union and other facilities.

Under his leadership, the university launched an initiative to identify and strengthen its top "flagship" programs. Since 2005, six programs have been established as flagships: Nursing, Transportation and Logistics, International Business, Coastal Biology, Nutrition and Dietetics, and Music. In October 2008, John Delaney was named interim chancellor of the He took over for Mark B. Rosenberg who had resigned to return to Florida International University.

He served for the 2009 legislative session, and was not paid any compensation. In July 2009, Frank T. Brogan was named the new chancellor of the State University System.


  • In 2003, he received the President's Conservation Achievement Award from The Nature Conservancy for the Preservation Project.


  • Other Work

    • Comment, "Police-Assisted Repossession," 22 Arizona Law Review 109, 1980. "Protecting Riparian Vegetation," 23 Arizona Law Review 341, 1981. Member, North Atlanta Tax Council, 1985-1988.


However, Nobel laureate economist and fellow New York Times columnist Paul Krugman in his opinion column linked to an article that defended Harwood on that point.


Atlanta, Nebraska State, American and International Bar Associations. State Bar of Arizona. State Bar of Georgia.

(Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary).