Howard Buffett
American politician
Howard Buffett
Howard Homan Buffett was an Omaha, Nebraska businessman, investor, and four-term Republican United States Representative. Buffett was the father of Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor.
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Warren Buffet: Financial Savior or Angel of Doom? - American Thinker
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His father, Howard Buffett, was a four-term congressman. Politically, Howard was a precursor to Ron Paul. Warren's politics are the opposite of his father's and Ron Paul's. He supported Obama in the last presidential campaign
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Howard Buffett's Hope for Africa's Future - Truthdig
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Earlier this month, Howard Buffett—the philanthropist son of the “Sage of Omaha”—penned a Huffington Post article defending a project within the UN's World Food Program called “Purchase for Progress” and offered his vision of an ideal future for
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Warren Buffett's Son Is Super-Wrong About Africa - Mother Jones
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Howard Buffett, center, and Dr. Ed Price, right, director of the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, examine crops in Afghanistan. agrilifetoday/Flickr My post on the organic-farming surge in Gaza got me thinking about
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Buffett's Comments on the Super-Rich Sure to Draw Ire - GuruFocus.com
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In fact, Howard Buffett believed that his family should have a farm to fall back upon if his greatest fears were realized. According to Warren, his epiphany came when he attended a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King in Iowa in the 1960s, as described in
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Is it time to separate conomics, politics? - Edmonton Journal
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By Ray Turchansky, Freelance August 12, 2011 Howard Buffett, the father of Warren, was a four-term United States Congressman during the 1940s and 1950s who said a politician could get elected one of two ways - promising to cut taxes or to spend more on
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Jain Tries One of Buffett's Roles With Transatlantic Offer - BusinessWeek
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Buffett has said his son, Howard Buffett, a Berkshire director, would be an effective non-executive chairman. Buffett built Berkshire into a $180 billion company over four decades. Berkshire said last week that second-quarter profit rose 74 percent to
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Hope for ending hunger in our lifetimes - Reuters Blogs (blog)
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With support from Howard Buffett and Bill Gates, and many donor nations, WFP is empowering small holder farmers, many of whom were once dependent on food aid, with training in improved production, post-harvest handling and other key agribusiness skills
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Warren Buffett may look at Archer Daniels Midland Co for acquisitions - Economic Times
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Buffett's son, Howard Buffett, worked at ADM from 1992 to 1995, serving as a director and the company's head of investor relations. ADM is expected to earn net income of $2.18 billion, in fiscal 2011, up from $1.93 billion a year earlier, according to
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Jim Cramer Critiques Warren Buffett Over Anti Gold Bias - FXstreet.com
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Buffett deserves the title 'Sage of Omaha' and is to be respected but his failure to appreciate gold's importance as a diversification in a portfolio and his repeated negativity towards gold (in contrast to his father Howard Buffett),
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Warren Buffett Donates $1.78 Billion to Charity - Ecorazzi
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The Howard Buffett Foundation focuses on the standard of living and quality of life in impoverished areas. The NoVo Foundation (Peter and wife Jennifer's foundation) works to empower women and girls and end violence and exploitation
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Buffett Says ADM Is 'Kind of Company We Look at' for Deals - San Francisco Chronicle
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Buffett's son, Howard Buffett, worked at ADM from 1992 to 1995, serving as a director and the company's head of investor relations. ADM is expected to earn net income of $2.18 billion in fiscal 2011, up from $1.93 billion a year earlier, according to
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Howard Buffett: We can't afford to lose fight against hunger - DesMoinesRegister.com
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HOWARD G. BUFFETT is a Decatur, Ill., farmer, and a United Nations Ambassador Against Hunger. For additional information about combating hunger, go to Feedingamerica.org. Hunger in our nation is not something Congress and the administration can ignore,
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$7 million grant fuels agricultural research effort - Media Newswire (press release)
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"We have developed an excellent relationship with the Howard Buffett Foundation to study sustainable practices in agriculture for the long term,” Winters said. The SIUC team includes a wide array of disciplines. Among those participating are Michael J
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Is biotechnology the answer to Africa's food security? - Truth about Trade & Technology
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However, once the final product is ready, the nutrition-enriched sorghum will be back-crossed into African sorghum varieties through the conventional breeding methods,” she says. The Project is supported by he Howard Buffett Research Foundation through
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2011 Buffett Award Winners - National Geographic
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“It is an honor to participate with National Geographic in recognizing the achievements of these two remarkable visionaries who are making such a positive difference to conservation in their countries,” said Howard Buffett. Click to learn more about
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Names You Need To Know: Howard Buffett, Age 27 (Yes, That Buffett) - Forbes (blog)
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By CLARE O'CONNOR Warren Buffett is no fan of inherited wealth, calling the children of rich dynasties “members of the lucky sperm club.” He's not planning on leaving much of his fortune to his family, either: more than 99% will go to philanthropic
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Salvation Army dedication set Tuesday; Howard Buffett to announce center name - Herald & Review
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DECATUR - When philanthropist Howard Buffett gave the Salvation Army's $5 million capital campaign its first major gift nearly five years ago, he reserved the right to name the agency's social service center, opened in 2008. Buffett plans to exercise
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Howard Buffett
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1964
    Age 60
    Died on April 30, 1964.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1962
    Age 58
    In the summer of 1962, he wrote "an impassioned plea... for the abolition of the draft" in the New Individualist Review.
    More Details Hide Details Buffett wrote: When the American government conscripts a boy to go 10,000 miles to the jungles of Asia without a declaration of war by Congress (as required by the Constitution) what freedom is safe at home? Surely, profits of U.S. Steel or your private property are not more sacred than a young man's right to life. In addition to non-interventionism overseas, Howard Buffett strongly supported the gold standard because he believed it would limit the ability of government to inflate the money supply and spend beyond its means. His son Warren Buffett is not an advocate of the gold standard. He married Leila Stahl Buffett (d.1996), who was a descendant of the Stahl family from Estonia; they had three children:
  • FORTIES
  • 1952
    Age 48
    He also served as the campaign manager for conservative Senator Robert A. Taft in Taft's 1952 presidential campaign.
    More Details Hide Details According to Warren Buffett biographer Roger Lowenstein: 'Unshakably ethical, Howard refused offers of junkets and even turned down a part of his pay. During his first term, when congressional salary was raised from $10,000 to $12,500, Howard left the extra money in the Capitol disbursement office, insisting that he had been elected at the lower salary.' His wife said he considered only one issue when deciding whether or not to vote for a bill: 'Will this add to, or subtract from, human liberty?' Howard Buffett is remembered for his highly libertarian Old Right stance, having maintained a friendship with Murray Rothbard for a number of years. He "would invariably draw 'zero' ratings from the Americans for Democratic Action and other leftist groups." Buffett was a vocal critic of the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan. Of the Truman Doctrine, he said: "Our Christian ideals cannot be exported to other lands by dollars and guns." Buffett was also "one of the major voices in Congress opposed to the Korean adventure," and "was convinced that the United States was largely responsible for the eruption of conflict in Korea; for the rest of his life he tried unsuccessfully to get the Senate Armed Services Committee to declassify the testimony of CIA head Admiral Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter, which Buffett told Rothbard established American responsibility for the Korean outbreak."
    In 1952 Buffett decided against seeking another term and returned to his investment business in Omaha, Buffett-Falk & Co., in which he worked until shortly before his death.
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  • 1948
    Age 44
    He was reelected twice. In 1948 he again was the Republican nominee for another term, but was defeated for reelection; however, he was the Republican nominee for the office again in 1950 and won the office back.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1942
    Age 38
    In 1942 he ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in the Nebraska district in which Omaha was located.
    More Details Hide Details In that election, Buffett was seen as "a Republican sacrificial lamb in Nebraska’s second district when FDR was a popular wartime leader." Nevertheless, he went on to win the Republican nomination in the primary and then the subsequent general election.
  • 1939
    Age 35
    Entering the investment business, Buffett also served on the Omaha board of education from 1939 to 1942.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1925
    Age 21
    He married Leila Stahl on December 27, 1925.
    More Details Hide Details The Buffetts were active members of Dundee Presbyterian Church. After failing to secure a job in the family grocery business, he started a small stock brokerage.
    Howard Buffett attended public schools and graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1925.
    More Details Hide Details While a student, Buffett was a brother of the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1903
    Born
    Born in 1903.
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