The President today announced his intention to nominate John R. Dunne to be an Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice. He would succeed William Bradford Reynolds.
Currently State Senator Dunne serves as a partner with the law firm of Rivkin, Radler, Dunne and Bayh in Uniondale, NY. Prior to this he served as a New York State senator from District 6, 1966 - 1989. Senator Dunne served as chairman of the senate judiciary committee and was ranking majority member on the senate insurance committee, the rules committee, and the committees on environmental conservation, housing and community development, and social services. In addition he served as deputy majority leader, 1987 - 1988, and chairman of the senate environmental conservation committee, 1982 - 1984.
Senator Dunne graduated from Georgetown University (A.B., 1951) and Yale Law School (LL.B., 1954). He was born January 28, 1930, in Baldwin, NY. Senator Dunne is married, has four children, and resides in Garden City, NY.