Rumsfeld, Donald, 1932-....

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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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf White House Staff Member and Office Files (Nixon Administration). 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. Bryce N. Harlow's Files
referencedIn Burch, Dean, 1927-. Dean Burch papers, 1964-1973 [manuscript]. Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn Robert A. Goldwin Papers. 1973 - 1978. General Subject Files
creatorOf Donald Rumsfeld Papers, 1888-2008, (bulk 1963-2007) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Morton, Thruston Ballard, 1907-1982. Thruston Ballard Morton papers, 1968-1982. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Memoranda of Conversations (Nixon and Ford Administrations). 1973 - 1977. Ford Administration Memoranda of Conversations. 8/1974 - 1/1977. September 25, 1975 - Ford, Bipartisan Congressional Leadership
creatorOf Memoranda of Conversations (Nixon and Ford Administrations). 1973 - 1977. Ford Administration Memoranda of Conversations. 8/1974 - 1/1977. June 19, 1975 - Ford, Kissinger, NATO Secretary General Joseph Luns, NATO Ambassadors
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Cabinet Room tape number 105
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Executive Office Building tape number 286
creatorOf James E. Connor Files. 1974 - 1977. Courier Materials
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 544
referencedIn Floyd B. McKissick Papers, 1940s-1980s University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Records of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 1956 - 2008. Photographs of Civil Defense Personnel and Activities
referencedIn Train, Russell E., 1920-. Russell E. Train papers, 1898-2005 (bulk 1957-2005). Library of Congress
referencedIn Hagstrum, Jean H., 1913-1995. Jean Hagstrum Papers, 1921-1995. Northwestern University
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Cabinet Room tape number 97
creatorOf James E. Connor Files. 1974 - 1977. Staff Secretary's Subject Files
referencedIn Outside the System Chronological Files (Ford Administration). 1974 - 1977. Outside the System Files
referencedIn Russell E. Train Papers, 1898-2005, (bulk 1957-2005) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 480
creatorOf Memoranda of Conversations (Nixon and Ford Administrations). 1973 - 1977. Ford Administration Memoranda of Conversations. 8/1974 - 1/1977. January 7, 1976 - Ford, Kissinger, Scowcroft, Rumsfeld
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 1921 - 2008. Speeches and Other Public Papers
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 463
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 542
referencedIn Sive, David. The David Sive Archive: Pioneering Environmental Litigation, 1962-1992. New York State Historical Documents
creatorOf Thimmesch, Nick. Papers of Nick Thimmesch, 1955-1985. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Caspar W. Weinberger Papers, 1910-2005, (bulk 1951-2005) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Executive Office Building tape number 276
referencedIn Hare, David, 1947-. Stuff happens : a play / by David Hare, 2006. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Memoranda of Conversations (Nixon and Ford Administrations). 1973 - 1977. Ford Administration Memoranda of Conversations. 8/1974 - 1/1977. June 23, 1975 - Ford, Kissinger, Rumsfeld, Marsh, Friedersdorf, Representatives Hamilton, Whalen, Sarbanes
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 794
referencedIn Weinberger, Caspar W. Caspar W. Weinberger papers, 1910-2005 (bulk 1951-2005). Library of Congress
referencedIn McNamee, Wally. McNamee, Wally, photographic archive ca. 1955-2000 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Camp David hard wire tape number 229
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 894
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. White House telephone tape number 17
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 1921 - 2008. Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files. 1982 - 2007. U.S. Secretary of Defense The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (background center), and the new seven NATO allies during a ceremony on the steps at the Corcoran Art Gallery, March 29, 2004. (DoD photo by STAFF SGT. Jerry Morrison Jr.) (Released)
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 878
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Executive Office Building tape number 287
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 1921 - 2008. Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. Secy Rumsfeld flies B-1, Edwards AFB, California
referencedIn Evans, Rowland, 1921-2001. Rowland Evans Jr. and Robert D. Novak papers, 1948-2008. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Williams, Lynn A., 1909-1985. Lynn A. Williams papers, 1945-1981. Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 1921 - 2008. Sound Recordings of Secretaries of Defense
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 671
creatorOf Rumsfeld, Donald, 1932-. Donald Rumsfeld papers, 1888-2008 (bulk 1963-2007). Library of Congress
creatorOf Gingiss, Benjamin J., 1911-1999. Benjamin Gingiss papers, 1905, 1925-1987 (bulk 1965-1985). Chicago History Museum
creatorOf James E. Connor Files. 1974 - 1977. Cabinet Secretary's Subject Files
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Executive Office Building tape number 294
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Camp David hard wire tape number 231
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 854
creatorOf Bond, Julian, 1940-. Julian Bond papers [manuscript], circa 1943-2006. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 741
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associatedWith ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd. corporateBody
correspondedWith Adelman, Kenneth L. (Kenneth Lee), 1946- person
associatedWith Amylin Pharmaceuticals. corporateBody
associatedWith Bond, Julian, 1940- person
correspondedWith Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008 person
associatedWith Burch, Dean, 1927- person
correspondedWith Bush, George, 1924- person
associatedWith Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- person
correspondedWith Carlucci, Frank Charles, 1930- person
correspondedWith Cheney, Richard B. person
correspondedWith Church, Marguerite Stitt, 1892-1990 person
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correspondedWith Dirksen, Everett McKinley person
associatedWith Economic Stabilization Program. corporateBody
associatedWith Evans, Rowland, 1921-2001. person
associatedWith Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006. person
associatedWith G.D. Searle & Co. corporateBody
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associatedWith General Instrument Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Gilead Sciences (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Gingiss, Benjamin J., 1911-1999. person
correspondedWith Gingrich, Newt person
correspondedWith Gingrich, Newt person
associatedWith Hagstrum, Jean H., 1913-1995 person
correspondedWith Haig, Alexander Meigs, 1924-2010 person
associatedWith Hare, David, 1947- person
associatedWith House Republican Conference (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973. person
correspondedWith Kissinger, Henry, 1923- person
correspondedWith Kissinger, Henry, 1923- person
correspondedWith McKissick, Floyd B. (Floyd Bixler), 1922- person
associatedWith McNamee, Wally. person
associatedWith Morton, Thruston Ballard, 1907-1982. person
correspondedWith Moss, John E. (John Emerson), 1913- person
correspondedWith Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick), 1927-2003 person
associatedWith National Economic Commission (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Park Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994. person
associatedWith North Atlantic Treaty Organization. corporateBody
correspondedWith Percy, Charles H., 1919- person
correspondedWith Peres, Shimon, 1923- person
associatedWith President's Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Project Apollo (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Rand Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Reagan, Ronald. person
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
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correspondedWith Scowcroft, Brent person
correspondedWith Scowcroft, Brent person
associatedWith Sears, Roebuck and Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Shultz, George Pratt, 1920- person
associatedWith Sive, David. person
associatedWith Thimmesch, Nick. person
correspondedWith Train, Russell E., 1920- person
associatedWith Tribune Company. corporateBody
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associatedWith United States. Congress. House. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. corporateBody
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associatedWith United States. Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970. corporateBody
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associatedWith U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Weinberger, Caspar W. person
associatedWith Weinberger, Caspar W. person
associatedWith White House (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Williams, Lynn A., 1909-1985. person
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Middle East
Japan
Latin America
United States
United States
Middle East
Vietnam
Japan
Latin America.
Vietnam
Illinois
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Civil rights--United States
Presidents--Staff
Space vehicle accidents--United States
Economic stabilization--United States
National security--United States
Astronautics and state
Pharmaceutical industry--United States
Ballistic missile defenses--United States
Law of the sea--United States
Urban policy
Presidents--United States--Staff
Legislative oversight
Eisenhower fellowships--United States
Weapons of mass destruction--Government policy--United States
Freedom of information
Terrorism--Government policy--United States
Terrorism--Government policy
Freedom of information--United States
Campaign funds--United States
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Presidents--Election
National security
Campaign funds
Space vehicle accidents
Astronautics, Military--United States
Economic stabilization
Astronautics, Military
Balance of trade
Science and state--United States
Eisenhower fellowships
Astronautics and state--United States
Draft
Science and state
Balance of trade--United States
Legislative oversight--United States
Weapons of mass destruction--Government policy
Law of the sea
Civil rights
Urban policy--United States
Pharmaceutical industry
Presidents--United States--Election
Ballistic missile defenses
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