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foundation administrator , Senator

Timothy Endicott Wirth, foundation administrator, former United States Senator from Colorado. Recipient Distinguished Service award United States Department Health, Education & Welfare (Department of Health), 1969; Ford Foundation fellow, 1964-1966.


Wirth, Timothy Endicott was born on September 22, 1939 in Santa Fe. Son of Cecil and Virginia Maude (Davis) Wirth.


Bachelor, Harvard University, 1961. Master of Education, Harvard University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1973.

Degree (honorary), University Colorado. Degree (honorary), Denver University. Degree (honorary), Colorado College.

Degree (honorary), Washington College. Degree (honorary), Clark University.


White House fellow, special assistant to secretary United States Department Health, Education & Welfare (Department of Health), Washington, 1967, deputy assistant secretary for education, 1969. Assistant to chairman National Urban Coalition, 1968. Vice president Great Western United Corporation, Denver, 1970.

Manager Rocky Mountain office Arthur D. Little, Inc. (consultant firm), 1971-1973. Member United States Congress from 2nd Colorado District, 1975-1987.

United States Senator from Colorado, 1987-1993. Counselor United States Department State, Washington, 1993-1994, under secretary for global affairs, 1994-1997. President United Nations Foundation & Better World Fund, since 1997.


Board overseers Harvard University. Chair visiting committee Harvard Graduate School Education. Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science, White House Fellows Association (president 1968-1969), Denver Council Foreign Relations (executive committee 1974-1975), Alliance to Save Energy (chairman 1987-1993).


Married Wren Winslow, November 26, 1965. Children: Christopher, Kelsey.

Cecil Wirth

Virginia Maude (Davis) Wirth

Wren Winslow

Christopher Wirth

Kelsey Wirth