Adding academic expertise is not the only was Harvard professors contribute to political campaigns. They also give money.
By April, a total of $31,850 had been contributed to 1992 election campaigns by persons listing the College or Harvard's graduate schools as their employer.
Clinton made the most money from Harvard staffers, reporting $4300. Friend and adviser Robert B. Reich made a single $1000 contribution last fall, while Lecturer on Education Martha S. Wiske and Kennedy School Professor Lewis M. Branscomb each have given Clinton gifts totaling $1000.
Bush did not fare nearly as well, receiving only two $500 gifts from one person; nephew and spring term Institute of Politics Fellow John Ellis.
The only other Democratic candidate who lasted until the later primaries was former California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., who did not accept individual contributions in excess of $100, well below the $250 minimum reporting amount.
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) received $1500 in Harvard support despite his March exit from the race--including $500 from Biochemistry Professor Emeritus John T. Edsall. Former Massachusetts Sen. Paul E. Tsongas received only single $300 gift from a Harvard employee. And Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.) took in $500, including a $250 contribution from Tyler Professor of Constitutional Law Laurence H. Tribe.
Tribe was the largest single contributor listing Harvard as an employer, handing out $3000 to presidential and congressional candidates. Tribe contributed $1000 to the primary campaign and $500 to the general election campaign of Sen. Harris L. Wofford (D-Penn.), who defeated former U.S. Attorney General Richard Thornburgh in a midterm election.
Wofford has been the largest beneficiary of Harvard employees' funds so far in t- he 1992 election cycle, raking, in $5000. Besides Tribe's gift, Wofford also received $1000 each from Professor of Law Abram Chayes, Vice President and General Counsel Daniel Steiner '54, Warburg Professor of Economics Emeritus John Kenneth Galbraith and $500 from Professor of Law Alan M. Dershowitz.
Massachusetts congressional Candidates were also popular with Harvard staffers, law School Dean of Students Susan R. Walled gave the maximum donation of $2000 to Republican Steven D. Pierce. Democrat Edward J. Markey received $1750, including $250 each from Vice President John Shattuck, Jean Corlette and Kevin Casey, all of the Office for Government and Community Affairs.
And both Tribe and Dershowitz contributed $500 each to the reelection campaign of Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Penn.), a powerful member of the Judiciary Committee Both contributions were made early in 1991, months before the Clarence Thomas/Anita F. Hill hearings. after which Specter was criticized for his intensive cross examination of Hill.