Richard "Dick" D. Mahoney
Secretary Mahoney
Range of Years Served


Name: Richard "Dick" D. Mahoney

Name as Secretary of State: Richard Mahoney

Other Elected Offices:
Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board: Office Years: 1989 – 1990

Education: A.B. in history (magna cum laude), Princeton University; Ph.D. in international relations, Johns Hopkins University School of International Studies; J.D. Arizona State University

Occupations: Attorney; international business consultant; John F. Kennedy Scholar at the University of Massachusetts; lectured as a visiting professor at Templeton College (Oxford University), the JFK School of Government (Harvard University), the Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade, and the Universidad del Pacifico (Quito, Ecuador); professor emeritus at Thunderbird (The American Graduate School of International Management); author of two books on the Kennedy administration: JFK: Ordeal in Africa (1983: Oxford University Press) and Sons and Brothers, The Days of Jack and Bobby Kennedy (1999: Arcade) as well as numerous articles and monographs on presidential history, foreign policy, international trade, and political risk; published a volume of poetry in Spanish, Pétalos (1995: Editorial Tulum); formed a foundation, Nuestra Familia, in 1998 that started social entrepreneurship projects (the creation of small profit centers that fund social justice and human development) in two Latin American countries.

Memberships: Chicanos por la Causa; Phoenix Diocesan Board

Sources: "Richard D. Mahoney Biography" online May 13, 2011, at; Birth: "Births." The Arizona Republic, June 1, 1951, p. 27: St. Joseph's Hospital: Mahoney, William P., 6248 N. Seventh Ave., boy, May 28.