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    Henry Gonzalez (1994)

    On September 11, 1994, the fifth Profile in Courage Award was presented to U.S. Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez of Texas, Chairman of the House Banking Committee, who launched a series of dramatic hearings on the savings and loan crisis, which resulted in far-reaching legislation to clean up the mess and reform the industry. Charles Keating was convi...

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    Sheila Bair (2009)

    Sheila Bair has been called a “lone voice in the wilderness” for her early warnings about the sub-prime lending crisis and for her dogged criticism of both Wall Street’s and the government’s management of the subsequent financial meltdown. As early as 2001, Bair was urging sub-prime lenders to agree on a set of best practices to prevent abuses. Sin...

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    Michael Synar (1995)

    In his sixteen years as a U.S. Congressman from Oklahoma, Michael L. Synar distinguished himself for his unwavering commitment to serve the public interest, no matter how powerful the foe or great the political risk. As a leader of the anti-smoking forces in Congress, Synar introduced legislation to restrict advertising of tobacco products and to i...

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    2009 Profile in Courage Award Recipients Announced (March 25, 2009)
    0/25/2009

    Boston MA – Sheila Bair, chair of the FDIC, and Brooksley Born, former chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, have been named this year’s recipients of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award,™ in recognition of the political courage each demonstrated in sounding early warnings about conditions that contributed to the current globa...

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