Charles A. “Chuck” DonovanPresident
Charles A. “Chuck” Donovan is president of the Charlotte Lozier Institute. He served as legislative director of the National Right to Life Committee more than four decades ago, worked as a writer for President Reagan from 1981-1989, helped to lead the Family Research Council for nearly two decades and served as Senior Research Fellow in Religion and Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation.
Chuck has played key roles in the development of public policy regarding public financing of abortion, compassionate alternatives to abortion, the child tax credit, marriage penalty relief, rights of conscience, and other life and family issues.
Donovan is the author or co-author of books and monographs on family topics. Appearances on national radio and television include CNN’s Inside Politics and ABC’s Nightline as well as programs on FOX, BBC, NPR, the Voice of America, EWTN and CBN. His articles and commentaries have been published in newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Cincinnati Enquirer, San Diego Union and National Catholic Register, and in magazines such as Reader’s Digest, The Weekly Standard, American Legion Magazine, World Magazine, American Library Journal, Crisis, and Focus on the Family’s Citizen.
Chuck has published in the peer-reviewed journals Linacre Quarterly and the Open Journal of Preventative Medicine. He has spoken to audiences across the United States, in Venezuela, and in the United Kingdom.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Donovan earned a bachelor of arts degree in English at the University of Notre Dame.
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