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Archives and Special Collections at Southeastern: Heimbach, Daniel R. papers

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Daniel R. Heimbach papers, 1981–2000

Creator(s): Heimbach, Daniel R., 1950 -
Date(s): 1981-2000
Extent: 3.75 cu.ft.
Biographical Note: Daniel Heimbach was born in China during the Communist Revolution to Christian missionaries. Following his graduation from the United States Naval Academy in 1972, Heimbach served as a commissioned officer during the Vietnam War on board the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk. After the Navy, he returned to academic life, and in 1982 earned both a Master of Arts and a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.  After working with the Department of Defense, Heimbach attended Drew University Graduate School (Madison, New Jersey), where he earned a Master of Philosophy (1984) and a Doctor of Philosophy (1988), each in the area of Law, Politics, and Christian Ethics. Heimbach’s academic work in the intersection between politics and Christian ethics eventually led him into a successful career in the United States government. He served as a policy advisor and legislative assistant for Senator Richard Lugar (R-In.) from 1985 to 1989. He was selected for service in the George H.W. Bush White House Domestic Policy Council, holding the positions of Deputy Executive Secretary (1989-1991) and Associate Director for Public Policy (1990-1991). He also served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower) from 1991-1993 and as the Executive Director of the Defense Readiness Council (1993). Following his service within the United States government, Heimbach took a position teaching Christian Ethics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1993. At SEBTS he held the position of Associate Professor of Christian Ethics (1993-1997), Professor of Christian Ethics (1997-2011), Senior Professor of Christian Ethics (2011-2021), and Senior Research Professor of Christian Ethics (Retired) (2021-present). Heimbach has authored numerous books and articles, and given many lectures, many of which were on the topics of Christian ethics and morality.

Scope and Contents: Within this collection are documents either collected or produced by Daniel Heimbach, the majority of which are correspondence to Heimbach, articles written by Heimbach, and articles saved by Heimbach. The contents of these papers reflect the wide and varied scope of Heimbach’s interests and career, including resources related to Wake Forest local politics, his work with the Southern Baptist Convention Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and his career in Washington, D.C. as a staff member of the George H.W. Bush White House Staff.

Language(s): English
Conditions Governing Access: This collection is open for research.
Custodial History: This collection was donated by Dr. Daniel Heimbach in 2014.
Processing History: Arranged and described by Charles Haley, Archives Assistant, in October of 2018.
Preferred Citation: Daniel R. Heimbach papers, Archives and Special Collections, Library at Southeastern, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC.
Repository: Archives and Special Collections, Library at Southeastern, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
Resource Identifier: ARC.026
Subjects and Access Points:
President George H.W. Bush
Department of the Navy

Southern Baptist Convention. Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission
United States Public Policy
Local Government--Wake Forest, North Carolina