David Brady came to Stanford from Rice University in 1986 with a joint appointment in the Graduate School of Business and Political Science. Additionally, he is now also the Davies Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. David was born in Kankakee, Illinois and lives with his wife, Carolyn, on the Stanford campus. They have three daughters who live in the Bay Area and seven grandchildren. David used to play basketball, tennis, and run, however, these days he is content to walk and lift a few light weights.