Alan Grayson is a former U.S. Representative (D-Orlando) and current congressional candidate.
Alan has travelled extensively throughout his life. He visited more than 180 countries, including every country in Latin America.
Alan grew up in the Bronx and graduated from the Bronx School of Science. He went on to Harvard, and earned a bachelor’s degree in only three years, with high honors. He was Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated from Harvard in the top two percent of his class.
Alan took economics classes at Harvard, and he worked as an economist after college. But he decided to go back to school, and learn more. He returned to Harvard. In only four years, Alan received a J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School, Alan earned a master’s degree from the Harvard School of Government, and Alan finished all of the course work and passed the general exams for a Ph.D. in Government.
In the early 1990s, Alan took leave from the practice of law and joined with others to start a business. Alan was the first President of IDT Corp., a telecom/internet company. The business started on the second floor of a funeral home. It grew to be a $2 billion-a-year business, on the Fortune 1000 list, and traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
Later, Alan decided to leave that business, and return to the practice of law. Alan began to represent whistleblowers who witnessed fraud against the Government. Alan is the only attorney to bring a fraud case to trial against those who profited illegally from the war in Iraq, and win.
Alan and his wife, Lolita, live in Orlando, Florida with their five children: Skye, Star, Sage, Storm and Stone.