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Timothy Wirth is President of the United Nations Foundation. This new institution was founded in early 1998 by R. E. Turner through a major financial commitment to support UN causes. From 1993 through 1997, Wirth was Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs, responsible for a variety of Global programs, including population, environment, human rights, science and narcotics. Wirth represented Colorado in the United States Senate from 1987 to 1993; he chose not to run for re-election. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1987, representing Colorado's 2nd Congressional District. He was a White House Fellow under President Lyndon Johnson, and served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Education in the Nixon Administration. He is a graduate of Harvard College and holds a Ph.D. from Stanford.

 

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