Director, Harvard Institute of Politics
Trey Grayson has served as the Director of the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard University since January 2011 after previously serving six years on the IOP's Senior Advisory Committee. Grayson served two terms as Kentucky's Secretary of State from 2004-11. He was elected Secretary of State in November of 2003 in his first run for political office, and at the time of his election, was the youngest Secretary of State in the country. In office, Grayson was recognized as a national leader in elections, civics, business services, and government innovation and served as President of the National Association of Secretaries of State in 2009-2010. An attorney prior to his election, Secretary Grayson graduated with honors from Harvard College (A.B., Government, 1994), where he was an IOP student leader, and from the University of Kentucky (J.D. 1998, M.B.A., 1998). He and his wife, Nancy, reside in Belmont, Massachusetts with their two daughters, Alex and Kate.
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