Rubenstein, David M. (8/11/1949- )

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  • Number of Terms: 2
  • Occupation: Attorney, Managing Director of the Carlyle Group
  • Committees: Chair, Executive Committee; Capital Campaign; Advancement, Executive, Finance (Chair), Investment
  • Biography: David M. Rubenstein of Maryland is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest private equity firms. From its beginning in 1987, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing more than $91 billion from 33 offices around the world. Mr. Rubenstein, a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, graduated from The University of Chicago Law School, and then practiced law in New York. He has served as Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments and Deputy Assistant to the President for domestic policy in the Carter administration; he also practiced law in Washington, D.C., with the firm of Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge.
  • He is a director or trustee on numerous organizations' boards, including Duke University, Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine, University of Chicago, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the Council on Foreign Relations, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Mr. Rubenstein is also a member of the Visiting Committee of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the Dean's Council of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, the Advisory Board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, the National Advisory Committee of J.P. Morgan Chase, the Trustees' Council of the National Gallery of Art, the Madison Council of the Library of Congress, and the Board of Advisors of Harvard Business School. In addition, he serves on the advisory boards of the National Museum of American History and the Board of the National Museum of Natural History.


  • Rubenstein, David M (8/11/1949- )
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