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Anthony Romero

Anthony D. Romero
Born (1965-07-09) July 9, 1965
New York City
Occupation Executive Director of the ACLU
Parent(s) Demetrio Romero (father)
Coralie Romero (mother)

Anthony D. Romero is the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union.


  • Early life 1
  • Education 2
  • American Civil Liberties Union 3
  • Works authored by Romero 4
  • Recognition 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Early life

Romero was born in New York City on July 9, 1965, to Puerto Rican parents Demetrio and Coralie Romero. He was raised in the Bronx.


Romero was the first member of his family to graduate from high school. He graduated from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1987 and from Stanford University Law School, and is a member of the New York Bar. He was a Dinkelspiel Scholar at Stanford University, a Cane Scholar at Princeton, and a National Hispanic Scholar at both institutions.

American Civil Liberties Union

Anthony Romero became executive director in September 2001, just before the

  • ACLU Biography
  • PBS Biography
  • Time - Anthony Romero
  • Hispanic Magazine - Driven By Liberties
  • ACLU v. ACLU - The Nation, February 5, 2007

External links

  1. ^ "Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director." American Civil Liberties Union. Retrieved 2015-05-09.
  2. ^ France, David (October 24, 2007). "Freedom to Backstab," screen 2. New York Magazine. Retrieved 2015-05-09.
  3. ^ "Feds appeal ruling against wiretap program" (August 18, 2006). news services. Retrieved 2015-05-09.


He was featured in the HBO documentary, [2] The Latino List.

In 2005, he was named one of Time Magazine's 25 Most Influential Hispanics.


  • In Defense of Our America: The Fight for Civil Liberties in the Age of Terror. William Morrow, 2007. ISBN 0-06-114256-5.

Works authored by Romero

In his capacity as ACLU head, he has been involved in opposition to several policies taken under Bush administration's 'War on Terror'. Referring to the August 17, 2006, federal court declaration that the "Terrorist Surveillance Program" was unconstitutional, Romero called the court's opinion "another nail in the coffin in the Bush administration's legal strategy in the War on Terror".[3]


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