John Delaney, A Person With High Dreams

John Kevin Delaney (born April 16, 1963) is an American attorney, businessman, politician, and former Democratic presidential candidate for 2020. From 2013 to 2019, he served as the United States Representative for Maryland’s 6th congressional district.

Elaine (Rowe) and Jack Delaney, an electrician, raised Delaney in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey. He is the nephew of John Rowe, the former CEO of Aetna. Three-quarters of his ancestors are Irish, and one-quarter are English. Delaney worked on his father’s construction projects for a portion of his childhood.

Delaney attended Bergen Catholic High School and graduated with honors.

Delaney was able to attend college thanks to scholarships from his father’s labor union (IBEW Local 164) as well as the American Legion, VFW, and Lions Club; he received a B.A. from Columbia University in 1985 and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1988.


Distinctive – Delaney and his wife, April (née McClain), met at Georgetown Law Center and have four daughters: Summer, Brooke, Lily, and Grace. April is the Washington, D.C. Director for Common Sense Media, a non-profit dedicated to teaching families about social media while also performing reviews and ratings for films, TV shows, and documentaries that contain appropriate or inappropriate humor. Summer Delaney worked as a video journalist and multimedia reporter for Tribune Media and WPIX (PIX11) News, while two of Delaney’s four daughters attended Northwestern University.

Delaney is a devout Catholic who says his faith has influenced his “social justice orientation” “to some extent.”

He also served on the Boards of Directors of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School (Chairman), Georgetown University, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the International Center for Research on Women.

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