Former Congressman Bruce Morrison is known for his dedication to the peace process in Northern Ireland: In 1994, he was part of a delegation of Irish-American business leaders who toured the troubled province in a trip organized by Irish America publisher Niall O'Dowd, which helped secure the first IRA ceasefire.
Morrison began working on Irish issues in 1983 and won his place in the annals of Irish history when as a member of the House of Representatives he authored and helped enact the Immigration Act of 1990, which provided nearly 50,000 Irish citizens with green cards.
Morrison has served as co-chair of the Congressional Ad Hoc Committee on Irish Affairs, and, in 1992, as chairman of Irish-American for Clintons, helping to develop the campaign's Irish agenda.
A 1973 graduate of Yale Law School, Morrison lives with his wife Nancy in Bethesda, Maryland.
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