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Name: Bracy, Terry
Current Position: Previous Chairman
Terrence Bracy has been the only Chairman of the Foundation. Bracy’s father, Webb Brennan Bracy, taught English Literature and also wrote jokes for comedians Bob Newhart and Henny Youngman. Terrence Bracy received a B.S. from St. Louis University with a double major in Political Science and Creative Writing in 1964 and a Master of Arts in Government from the University of Arizona in 1966. During graduate school, from 1965 to 1966, he was News Editor at KVOA, the NBC affiliate in Tuscon, Arizona, and from 1964 to 1966 he taught courses in American Government at the University of Arizona. From 1966 to 1976 he was a Legislative Assistant to Congressman Udall, and also worked on Udall’s unsuccessful run to become the Democratic candidate for the presidency in 1976. In January 1977 incoming Secretary of Transportation Brock Adams appointed Bracy to the post of assistant secretary fpr Congressional liaison. In July 1977, Bracy resigned, along with his immediate superiors, Adams and deputy secretary Alan Butchman. In 1982 Bracy co-founded the lobbying firm, Bracy, Williams & Company, now Bracy Tucker Brown & Valanzano, where Bracy is the Chief Executive Officer. His clients have included Phelps Dodge Development Corporation, the cities of Tucson, St. Louis and Atlanta and the Canadian National Railroad. In 1984, Bracy worked on the presidential campaign of Democrat Gary Hart. Bracy was a member of the board of trustees of the Grand Canyon Trust when President Bill Clinton named him to the board of trustees of the Morris Udall Foundation in 1994, and Bracy was elected its Chairman.
Bracy is a long-time contributor to both the Democratic and Republican Parties. Among the Democrats he’s contributed to: For President, Bill Bradley, Richard A. Gephardt, and John Kerry; for Congress, Bill Anoatubby, Oklahoma; David Bonior, Michigan; Norman D. Dicks, Washington; Karan English, Arizona; Raul M. Grijalva, Arizona; Edward L. Pastor, Arizona; Tom Udall, New Mexico; For Senate, Charles S. Robb, Virginia, and Mark E. Udall, Colorado. The Republicans to whom he’s made contributions are: For Congress, Lisa Ann Atkins, Arizona; Kay Granger, Texas; James T. Kolbe, Arizona; and Donald E. Young, Alaska.
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