Thursday, January 11, 2007

In memory of Robert T. Stafford


Former Sen. Robert T. Stafford, R-Vt., who was such a champion of the federal student-loan program that his colleagues eventually named it in his honor, died Dec. 23 at the age of 93.

Mr. Stafford, who chaired the Education, Arts, and Humanities Subcommittee of the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee from 1981 to 1987, was known as a moderate lawmaker and a strong advocate for education and the environment. He had a close working relationship with then-Sen. Claiborne Pell, D-R.I., the namesake of the primary federal student-grant program in higher education ...

(Source: Education Week)