Former Sen. Gorton joins Clearwire’s board
Former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton has joined the board of directors of Clearwire, the company announced.
Gorton represented Washington State in the United States Senate for 18 years. He has served as a director of Microvision since September 2003 and currently serves as chairman of the board and lead independent director. He is also a consultant at the law firm K&L Gates.
“Slade’s decades of experience in business, law and government will bring to Clearwire important leadership in matters of corporate governance, strategy and general business development,” said Clearwire’s executive chairman of the board of directors John Stanton. “I believe he will be a key voice in helping to guide discussions on the future of our company at this critical time in our history.”
Gorton began his political career in 1958 as a Washington State Representative and went on to serve as State House Majority Leader. He served as Attorney General of Washington from 1969-1981, and during that time argued 14 cases before the United States Supreme Court. After leaving the Senate, he served as a commissioner on the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (“9-11 Commission”), as a member of the National War Powers Commission and is co-chairman of the National Transportation Policy Project. He also served in the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Air Force Reserves.