In Memory of Daniel Cheever

UNA-GB Honors the Life and Memory 
of UNA-GB Chairman Emeritus 
Daniel S. Cheever

Dan Cheever UNDL 2005
Dan at 2005 UN Day Luncheon 

December 19, 1916 – November 29, 2011


In memory of former UNA-GB Board of Directors President and life-long supporter of the United Nations, we honor and recognize Dan’s commitment to international peace and social justice throughout the entirety of this lifetime.  Dan was there at the U.N.’s beginnings: in 1945, when 50 countries met in San Francisco at the United Nations Conference on International Organization to draw up the U.N. Charter. He then furthered his knowledge of and passion for international affairs by obtaining a MA and a PhD from Harvard, only to continue his stay in Cambridge as he taught at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. After his time at Harvard, he taught at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs where he became involved with the U.N. Association. He then returned to Boston to help found Boston University’s graduate program in international affairs and not only became a member of UNA-GB but worked steadfastly to promote UNA-GB’s work as chairman of the board.

This year, we had the privilege of honoring Dan at our U.N. Day Luncheon with the 2011 Leadership Award, in the form of a U.N. Peace Bowl.


Dan and his passion for international affairs will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.


To learn more about Dan and his life-long contributions to the field of international affairs, click here and here.


His memorial service was held at Arlington Street Church, (corner of Arlington and Boylston streets) Boston, on December 18, at 1:00 P.M. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116.