Dan Rooney

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Dan Rooney
Ambassador Rooney
30th United States Ambassador to Ireland
In office
July 3, 2009 – December 14, 2012[1]
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Thomas C. Foley
Succeeded by Kevin O'Malley
2nd Chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers
In office
Preceded by Vacant, last held by Art Rooney
2nd President of the Pittsburgh Steelers
In office
Preceded by Art Rooney
Succeeded by Art Rooney II
Personal details
Born Daniel Milton Rooney
(1932-07-20)July 20, 1932
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died April 13, 2017(2017-04-13) (aged 84)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Duquesne University
Profession NFL Owner
Awards Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2000
CBE (honorary)
2011 Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame
Super Bowls 6× Super Bowl Champion IX, X, XIII, XIV, XL, XLIII
AFC ChampionshipsAFC Champion 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1995, 2005, 2008, 2010

Daniel Milton Rooney (July 20, 1932 – April 13, 2017) was an American politician and sports executive.

He was the former United States Ambassador to Ireland, who served from July 3, 2009 until his resignation in 2012. He was chairman[2] of the Pittsburgh Steelers American football team in the National Football League (NFL).[3]

Rooney was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000 for his contributions to the game. He was credited with spearheading a requirement that NFL teams with head coach and general manager vacancies interview at least one minority candidate, which has become known as the "Rooney Rule".

Rooney was also co-founder of the Ireland-related fundraising organization The Ireland Funds.

Rooney died at the age of 84 on April 13, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[4]

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