|30th United States Ambassador to Ireland|
July 3, 2009 – December 14, 2012
|Preceded by||Thomas C. Foley|
|Succeeded by||Kevin O'Malley|
|2nd Chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Preceded by||Vacant, last held by Art Rooney|
|2nd President of the Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Preceded by||Art Rooney|
|Succeeded by||Art Rooney II|
|Born||Daniel Milton Rooney
July 20, 1932
|Died||April 13, 2017
|Alma mater||Duquesne University|
|Awards||Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2000
2011 Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame
|Super Bowls||6× Super Bowl Champion IX, X, XIII, XIV, XL, XLIII|
|AFC Championships||8× AFC 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 of the Pittsburgh Steelers American football team in the National Football League (NFL).
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.
References[change | change source]
- Rhee, Foon (March 17, 2009). "Obama nominates Dan Rooney as Irish ambassador". Boston Globe. http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2009/03/obama_nominates_2.html. Retrieved 2009-03-17.
- "Steelers chairman Dan Rooney dies at 84". ESPN.com. April 13, 2017. http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/19152186/pittsburgh-steelers-chairman-dan-rooney-dies-age-84. Retrieved April 13, 2017.