Michael Sonnenreich

Michael R. Sonnenreich
Michael Roy Sonnenreich is a lawyer, art collector, and a philanthropist who previously worked in technology, pharmaceutical, and global marketing.wikipedia
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Controlled Substances Act

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He is notable for co-creating the Controlled Substances Act while serving as the Executive Director of the Shafer Commission. While there, with the help of his friend White House Counsel head John Dean and the Director of the BNDD John Ingersoll, they formulated the Controlled Substances Act.
With the help of White House Counsel head, John Dean; the Executive Director of the Shafer Commission, Michael Sonnenreich; and the Director of the BNDD, John Ingersoll creating and writing the legislation, Mitchell was able to present Nixon with the bill.

Shafer Commission

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He is notable for co-creating the Controlled Substances Act while serving as the Executive Director of the Shafer Commission. Then, Sonnenreich had transferred to the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD: division of the Department of Justice) as Deputy Chief Counsel from 1969-1971, and was later appointed by President Nixon to be the Executive Director of the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse / Shafer Commission from 1971-1973.

Washington National Opera

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Sonnenreich was president of the Washington National Opera from 1996-1998 and again in 2002-2006.
During Domingo's tenure, because of "the company's solid reputation in the United States" and with the help of the opera's then-president, (Michael Sonnenreich), a bill was sponsored and passed in 2000 in the US Congress "designating the company as America's 'National Opera' ".

Philanthropy

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Michael Roy Sonnenreich is a lawyer, art collector, and a philanthropist who previously worked in technology, pharmaceutical, and global marketing.

United States Department of State

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Sonnenreich is the Chairman of the Board of Kikaku America International, President of The Fund to Conserve United States Diplomatic Treasures Abroad (a privately funded sub-division of the State Department), and Vice Chairman of PharMa International Corporation in Tokyo, Japan.

Tokyo

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Sonnenreich is the Chairman of the Board of Kikaku America International, President of The Fund to Conserve United States Diplomatic Treasures Abroad (a privately funded sub-division of the State Department), and Vice Chairman of PharMa International Corporation in Tokyo, Japan.

University of Wisconsin–Madison

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He is a graduate of Harvard University Law School, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Madrid, Spain.

Complutense University of Madrid

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He is a graduate of Harvard University Law School, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Madrid, Spain.

Second lieutenant

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Sonnenreich served from 1963-1965 as a Second Lieutenant in the military and was honorably discharged.

Military discharge

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Sonnenreich served from 1963-1965 as a Second Lieutenant in the military and was honorably discharged.

Justice minister

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Then, Sonnenreich had transferred to the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD: division of the Department of Justice) as Deputy Chief Counsel from 1969-1971, and was later appointed by President Nixon to be the Executive Director of the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse / Shafer Commission from 1971-1973.

Richard Nixon

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Then, Sonnenreich had transferred to the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD: division of the Department of Justice) as Deputy Chief Counsel from 1969-1971, and was later appointed by President Nixon to be the Executive Director of the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse / Shafer Commission from 1971-1973.

White House Counsel

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While there, with the help of his friend White House Counsel head John Dean and the Director of the BNDD John Ingersoll, they formulated the Controlled Substances Act.

John Dean

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While there, with the help of his friend White House Counsel head John Dean and the Director of the BNDD John Ingersoll, they formulated the Controlled Substances Act.

Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs

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Then, Sonnenreich had transferred to the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD: division of the Department of Justice) as Deputy Chief Counsel from 1969-1971, and was later appointed by President Nixon to be the Executive Director of the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse / Shafer Commission from 1971-1973. While there, with the help of his friend White House Counsel head John Dean and the Director of the BNDD John Ingersoll, they formulated the Controlled Substances Act.

Arthur M. Sackler

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While working in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Sonnenreich fought cases against psychiatrist Arthur Sackler concerning Betadine, Senaflax, Librium and Valium.

Povidone-iodine

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While working in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Sonnenreich fought cases against psychiatrist Arthur Sackler concerning Betadine, Senaflax, Librium and Valium.

Chlordiazepoxide

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While working in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Sonnenreich fought cases against psychiatrist Arthur Sackler concerning Betadine, Senaflax, Librium and Valium.

Diazepam

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While working in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Sonnenreich fought cases against psychiatrist Arthur Sackler concerning Betadine, Senaflax, Librium and Valium.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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When Sackler died in 1987, Sonnenreich helped establish the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the (Freer Gallery of Art/Smithsonian Institution) and the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art to preserve some of both their art collections.

Freer Gallery of Art

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When Sackler died in 1987, Sonnenreich helped establish the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the (Freer Gallery of Art/Smithsonian Institution) and the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art to preserve some of both their art collections.

Smithsonian Institution

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When Sackler died in 1987, Sonnenreich helped establish the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the (Freer Gallery of Art/Smithsonian Institution) and the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art to preserve some of both their art collections.

National Museum of African Art

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When Sackler died in 1987, Sonnenreich helped establish the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the (Freer Gallery of Art/Smithsonian Institution) and the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art to preserve some of both their art collections.

Scientific American

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Sonnenreich has served as a board member and trustee of many companies, among them Wi2Wi, Tyhee Development Corp. Ltd., Scientific American, and Medical Tribune International.

DC Jazz Festival

He was chairman of the DC Jazz Festival (2010-2014) and commissioner of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (2008-2011).