Last updated on: 5/3/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Frank Wolf, LLB Biography

Title:
Former US Representatives (R-VA)
Position:
Pro to the question "Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence?"
Reasoning:

“Just as we warn smokers of the health consequences of tobacco, we should warn parents – and children – about the growing scientific evidence demonstrating a relationship between violent video games and violent behavior… As a parent and grandparent, I think it is important people know everything they can about the extremely violent nature of some of these games.”

Pete Kasperowicz, “House Members Call for New Labels Warning Against ‘Violent’ Video Games,” The Hill, Mar. 20, 2012

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom, Baylor University, Jan. 2015-present
  • Distinguished Senior Fellow, 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, Jan. 2015-present
  • Member, US House of Representatives, Jan. 3, 1981-Jan. 3, 2015
  • Former Co-Chair, Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, United States Congress
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Department of the Interior, 1974-1975
  • Staff, Office of the US Secretary of the Interior Rogers Morton, 1971-1974
  • Staff, Office of US Representative Edward G. Biester, Jr., 1968-1971
  • Member, US Army Reserve, 1962-1967
  • Education:
  • LLB, Georgetown University Law School, 1965
  • BA, Political Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1961
  • Other:
  • Twitter handle: @RepWOLFPress
  • Full name is Frank Rudolph Wolf
  • Was born on Jan. 30, 1939, in Philadelphia, PA
  • Drafted the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998
  • Introduced H.R. 4204, Violence in Video Games Labeling Act, to Congress on Mar. 19, 2012 with US Representative Joe Baca (D-CA) to require warning labels on violent video games
  • Recipient, John Jay Statesmanship Award Recipient, 2015
  • Was named WORLD Magazine’s ‘Daniel of the Year’ in 2014
  • Recipient, Freedom House’s Leadership Award, 2014
  • Recipient, National Endowment for Democracy’s Democracy Service Medal, 2014
  • Recipient, William Bentley Ball Life and Religious Liberty Defense Award, 2013
  • Recipient, Edwin Meese III Award for Originalism and Religious Liberty, 2012
  • Recipient, Presidential Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights, 2001
  • Recipient, William Wilberforce Award, 1992
  • Quoted in:
    Pro & Con Quotes: Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence?