John A. Danaher III

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John A. Danaher III
Commissioner
State of Connecticut
Department of Public Safety
In office
March 2007 – Present
Preceded byLeonard Boyle
47th United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut
In office
May 2001 – November 2002
Preceded byStephen C. Robinson
Succeeded byKevin J. O'Connor (attorney)
Personal details
BornAugust 22, 1950
West Hartford, Connecticut,
Political partyDemocrat
Spouse(s)Anne Morrison Danaher
OccupationAttorney
ReligionRoman Catholic
 
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John A. Danaher III
Commissioner
State of Connecticut
Department of Public Safety
In office
March 2007 – Present
Preceded byLeonard Boyle
47th United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut
In office
May 2001 – November 2002
Preceded byStephen C. Robinson
Succeeded byKevin J. O'Connor (attorney)
Personal details
BornAugust 22, 1950
West Hartford, Connecticut,
Political partyDemocrat
Spouse(s)Anne Morrison Danaher
OccupationAttorney
ReligionRoman Catholic

John A. Danaher III (born in West Hartford, Connecticut) has been the Commissioner of the State of Connecticut Department of Public Safety since March 2007.[1] Mr. Danaher previously served as the 47th United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut from May 2001[2] to November 2002 during which he supervised federal prosecutions of former Waterbury Mayor Philip Giordano and former Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim.[3]

Legal career[edit]

Mr. Danaher worked at the Hartford, Connecticut firm of Day, Berry & Howard from 1981 to 1986 before joining the United States Attorney’s Office in July 1986. At the United States Attorney’s Office Mr. Danaher served as Assistant-in-Charge of the Hartford Office from January 1994 to April 2000 and Deputy United States Attorney from April 2000 to May 2001. He held the title of Senior Litigation Counsel from January 2003 until February 2007 when Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell nominated Mr. Danaher to be Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety.[4]

Education[edit]

Mr. Danaher received his bachelor's degree Fairfield University in 1972; his master's degree in English from the University of Hartford in 1977; and his law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1980.

Personal[edit]

Mr. Danaher's grandfather, John A. Danaher, was a United States Senator from Connecticut from 1939 to 1945 and served as a circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

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