Education Obituary

Deaths: J. Patrick Rooney

September 30, 2008 1 min read

J. Patrick Rooney, an Indianapolis insurance executive who started the first privately financed voucher program for poor children, died Sept. 15 at the age of 80. Mr. Rooney was the chairman and chief executive officer of Golden Rule Insurance Co. His Educational Choice Charitable Trust in Indianapolis is still in operation.

A version of this article appeared in the October 01, 2008 edition of Education Week