Rumsfeld, Donald, 1932-....

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Birth 1932-07-09
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U.S. secretary of defense, U.S. representative from Illinois, White House official, ambassador, and business executive. Full name: Donald Henry Rumsfeld.

From the description of Donald Rumsfeld papers, 1888-2008 (bulk 1963-2007). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 318293638

Biographical Note

  • 1932, July 9: Born, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1954: B.A., Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. Married Joyce Pierson
  • 1954 - 1957 : Military service as an aviator and flight instructor, United States Navy
  • 1958: Administrative assistant to United States Congressman David Dennison of Ohio
  • 1959: Staff assistant to United States Congressman Robert P. Griffin of Michigan
  • 1960 - 1962 : Employed by investment banking firm A. G. Becker and Co., Chicago, Ill.
  • 1963 - 1969 : United States congressman from Illinois's Thirteenth Congressional District
  • 1969 - 1970 : Assistant to the president with cabinet rank Director, Office of Economic Opportunity
  • 1970: Appointed counselor to the president
  • 1971 - 1972 : Director, Cost of Living Council (Economic Stabilization Program) Chairman, Property Review Board
  • 1973 - 1974 : United States ambassador, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • 1974, Aug.: Chairman, presidential transition team
  • 1974 - 1975 : White House chief of staff
  • 1975 - 1977 : Secretary of defense
  • 1977: Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • 1977 - 1985 : Chief executive officer, president, and chairman, G. D. Searle & Co., a pharmaceutical company
  • 1982 - 1983 : Special presidential envoy, Law of the Sea Treaty
  • 1982 - 1986 : Member, President's General Advisory Committee on Arms Control
  • 1983 - 1984 : Special presidential envoy to the Middle East Senior advisor, President's Panel on Strategic Systems Member, United States-Japan Advisory Commission
  • 1987 - 1990 : Member, National Commission on Public Service
  • 1988 - 1989 : Member, National Economic Commission
  • 1990 - 1993 : Chairman and chief executive officer, General Instrument Corp., a broadband technology company
  • 1993 - 2001 : Chairman of the board, Gilead Sciences, a biotechnology company
  • 1996: National chairman and policy advisor, Robert J. Dole presidential campaign
  • 1998: Appointed chair, Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States
  • 1999 - 2000 : Member, United States Trade Deficit Review Commission
  • 2000: Appointed chair, Commission to Assess National Security Space Management and Organization
  • 2001 - 2006 : Secretary of defense

From the guide to the Donald Rumsfeld Papers, 1888-2008, (bulk 1963-2007), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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  • Civil rights--United States
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  • Economic stabilization--United States
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  • Representatives, U.S. Congress--Illinois
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  • Latin America (as recorded)
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