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When it became clear that I was not going to be the first-string quarterback for the Arkansas Razorbacks -- I broke my neck at age 6 -- I decided I had to leave the State.

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SPITZBERG, IRVING JOSEPH, JR., lawyer; b. Little Rock, Feb. 9, 1942; s. Irving Joseph and Marie Bettye (Seeman) S.; m. Roberta Frances Alprin, Aug. 21, 1966 (div. 1988); children: Edward Storm, David Adam; m. Virginia V. Thorndike, Dec. 24, 1988. BA, Columbia U., 1964; B.Phil., Oxford U., 1966; JD, Yale U., 1969. Bar: Calif. 1969, DC 1985, Va. 1995. Asst. prof. Pitzer Coll., Claremont, Calif., 1969-71; fellow Inst. Current World Affairs, NYC, 1971-74; vis. lectr. Brown U., Providence, 1973; assoc prof. SUNY, Buffalo, 1974-80, dean of coll., 1974-78; gen. sec. AAUP, Washington, 1980-84; exec. dir. Coun. for Liberal Learning of Assn. Am. Colls., Washington, 1985-89; pres. The Knowledge Co., Fairfax, Va., 1985-2001; ptnr. Spitzberg & Drew, Washington, 1990-92; of counsel Spirer & Goldberg, Washington, 1993–; pvt. practice, 1993–. Coord. Alvan Ikoku Coll., Nigeria, 1979-80; cons. Bd. Adult Edn., Kenya, 1973-74, Philander Smith Coll., Little Rock, 1978-80; co-dir. nat. study on campus life for Carnegie Found. for Advancement Teaching, 1989-90. Author and editor: Exchange of Expertise, 1978, Universities and the New International Order, 1979, Universities and the International Exchange of Knowledge, 1980; author: Campus Programs on Leadership, 1986, Racial Politics in Little Rock, 1987; co-author: (with Berdahl and Moodie), Quality and Access in Higher Education, 1991, (with Virginia Thorndike) Creating Community on College Campuses, 1992; polit. columnist Prince William Times, 2001-02. Founder Coalition for Ednl. Excellence, Western NY, 1978-80, Advocates for the Rural Crescent, Va., 1999-2002, Coun. Liberal Learning; founding mem. Alliance for Leadership Devel., Washington, 1985; counsel GASP, Pomona, Calif., 1969-71; Dem. Committeeman, Erie County, NY, 1978-80; founding pres. Internat. Found. for St. Catherine's Coll., Oxford, 1986-91; v.p. Sparks-Glencoe Cmty. Coun., 2004-05; pres. North County Preservation, Inc., 2004–; chair Internat. Quranic Ctr., 2006–. Nat. winner Westinghouse Sci. Talent Search, 1960; Kellett scholar Trustees of Columbia U., 1964-66. Mem. Am. Immigration Lawyers Assn., Nat. Acad. Elder Law Attys., Washington Ethical Soc. (adj. leader 2002–), Ethical Culture Soc., Columbia Club, Yale Club (Washington), Rotary Internat. Jewish. Avocation: the internet.


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Major Influences -- Parents, Louis Hacker, Isaiah Berlin, Virginia V. Thorndike, Edward Spitzberg, David Spitzberg, Life.

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Little Rock, AR USA
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910 Maplehurst Lane 
Monkton MD 21111   USA
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