Log In

John Varick Tunney Edit Profile

lawyer , Senator

John Varick Tunney, lawyer, former United States Senator from California.

Background

Tunney, John Varick was born on June 26, 1934 in New York City, New York, United States. Son of Gene and Mary (Lauder) Tunney.

Education

Bachelor in Anthropology, Yale, 1956. Juris Doctor, University Virginia, 1959. Student, Academy International Law, The Hague, Netherlands, 1957.

Career

With firm Cahill, Gordon, Reindel & Ohl, New York City, 1959-1960. Teacher business law University California, Riverside, 1961-1962. Practice law, since 1963.

Member 89th-91st Congresses from California 38th District, United States Senate from California, 1971-1977. Member firm Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg & Tunney, Los Angeles, 1977-1986. Chairman board Cloverleaf Group, Inc., since 1986.

General partner Sun Valley Ventures, since 1994. President JVT Consulting, Inc., since 1997. Chairman board Enterprise Plan, Inc., chairman board Trusted Brands Inc.

Board directors Prospect Group Inc., Garnet Resources Corporation, Illinois Central Railroad, The Forschner Group, Inc., Foamex International. Board director Proscpect Group Inc.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1959, California 1963, Virginia 1963.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Political commentator Station KABC-television.

Membership

Trustee Westminster School, St. Matthews School. Board visitors Loyola Law School. Vice chairman Limited Incomes Housing Corporation.

Member Lawyers Advisory Council. Constitutional Rights Foundation, Citizens Research Foundation, Commission on Soviet Jewry. Served to captain United States Air Force, 1960-1963.

Member American Bar Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis, sailing, skiing, handball.

Connections

Married Kathinka Osborne, April 1977. Children: Edward Eugene, Mark Andrew, Arianne Sprengers, Tara Theodora.

father:
Gene Tunney

mother:
Mary (Lauder) Tunney

spouse:
Kathinka Osborne

child:
Edward Eugene Tunney

child:
Mark Andrew Tunney

child:
Arianne Sprengers Tunney

child:
Tara Theodora Tunney