Richard Wolf Boone
(1927 - 2014)

Profile:
Richard Wolf Boone
Nickname: Dick

Birth:
Kentucky, United States of America
March 29, 1927

Passing:
California, United States of America
February 26, 2014

Interests:
Social justice, family, running, animals, government, Greek philosophy, classic literature and music
Timeline
Memorial in Santa Barbara

Audio

Candles

"Mr. Boone, Thank you for inducting me into the professional world, for remaining a steadfast friend to my father since Chicago days, for your honest intellect and courage, for your commitment to family love, and for your laugh. My best to Dad;}"
Liz Ramage
March 9th, 2014
"There has never been a greater fighter for social and economic justice than Dick. He was the heart of the Johnson anti-poverty programs. They reflected his vision, values and commitment. We have lost a great man. He will be missed Pablo Eisenberg"
Pablo Eisenberg
March 8th, 2014
"Dick was a firm believer in fundamental social change, an immensely creative actor on social justice issues, a steadfast champion of people our society too often leaves behind. And he helped so many young people like me devote our careers to change"
Andy Mott
March 7th, 2014
"I first met Dick in 1977 when he was at the Field Foundation and I was hired to open the Appalachian office of the Youth Project, another organization imbued with Dick’s vision and genius. The man asked such piercing and to-the-point questions. O"
Chuck Shuford
March 6th, 2014
"Dick played a crucial role while at the Field Foundation supporting SANE and the movement against nuclear weapons during the 1980s. He was a mentor whose wisdom profoundly shaped my life."
David Cortright
March 6th, 2014
"I worked with Dick on the effort to end nuclear weapons production and testing, starting 25 years ago, and he became a favorite friend and mentor. Among many projects that he took little credit for, that one made the world a better and safer place."
Peter Gray
March 3rd, 2014
"I was a colleague at OEO at the beginning of the War on Poverty. There are 10s of 1000s of Americans whose lives were profoundly enhanced as a result of Dick's efforts. They never knew him or his name. So we must speak for them. THANK YOU!!"
Lewis Eigen
March 1st, 2014
"We worked together for Robert Kennedy and the War on Poverty and I will always remember his quiet voice and wry smile. With one look you that he knew everything. His footprints marked pathways that many of us still follow today"
stan salett
March 1st, 2014
"Dick was one of those singular people who sees who you are and thereby changes your life forever. What an honor to have known and loved such an extraordinary yet down-to-earth guy. I will miss him...the planet will miss him."
Ann Brode
February 28th, 2014
"Thank you for the gift of life; mine and yours . . . and especially that you leave a beautiful legacy that I am part of . . . one that puts justice at the forefront."
Steven Boone
February 26th, 2014

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