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John Daniel Hawke,, American lawyer, former federal official. Bar: District of Columbia 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1968.


Hawke,, John Daniel was born on June 26, 1933 in New York City. Son of John Daniel and Olga (Buchbinder) Hawke.


Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1954;Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1960.


Law clerk to judge, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit), Washington, 1960-1961;counsel, Select Subcommittee on Education, United States House of Representatives, Washington, 1961-1962;associate, Arnold & Porter, Washington, 1962-1966;partner, Arnold & Porter, Washington, 1967-1975, 78-95;general counsel Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System, Washington, 1975-1978;under secretary for domestic finance, Department of Treasury, Washington, 1995-1998;comptroller of the currency, Department of Treasury, Washington, since 1998;director, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, since 1998. Adjunct Professor law Georgetown University, Washington, 1971-1987. Lecturer law Columbia University, New York City, 1979.

Board advisers Morin Center for Banking Law Studies, Boston University School Law, since 1982, lecturer, 1984-1988. Member Shadow Finance Regulatory Committee, 1986-1995. Lecturer in field.


  • Bar: District of Columbia 1961, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1968.


Member Federal City Council, 1990-1995. Trustee Foundation for National Capital Region, since 1992. Trustee Washington Opera, 1992-1996.

Member President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, since 1996. Second lieutenant United States Air Force, 1955-1957. Member Federal Bar Association (banking law committee, chairman 1976-1978), Cosmos Club, Exchequer Club, Economics Club, Yale Club, Vineyard Haven Yacht Club.


Married Marie Reddan, June 15, 1962 (deceased March 1991). Children: Daniel, Caitlin, Anne, Patrick.

John Daniel Hawke,

Olga (Buchbinder) Hawke,

Marie Reddan

Daniel Hawke,

Caitlin Hawke,

Anne Hawke,

Patrick Hawke,