Eizenstat, Stuart

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From the description of Oral history interview with Stuart E. Eizenstat, 1977. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527745

Stuart Elliot Eizenstat was born on January 15, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1964 with an A.B. degree in political science, and in 1967 he received an LL.B. from Harvard University. From 1967 to 1968 Eizenstat served as a staff aide under President Lyndon Johnson and later in 1968 became Research Director for Vice President Hubert Humphrey''s presidential campaign. He served as a law clerk for Judge Newell Enfield of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta, from 1968 to 1970. In 1970 he joined the law firm of Powell, Goldstein, Frazer and Murphy in Washington as an attorney and eventually partner. In 1976 Eizenstat was Director of Issues and Policy for Jimmy Carter''s presidential campaign. From 1977 to 1981 he served as Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs and Policy, and as Executive Director of the Domestic Policy Staff in the Carter White House. From 1977 to 1981 he was also a member of the Energy Coordinating Council of the Energy Policy Group. Eizenstat returned to Powell, Goldstein, Frazer and Murphy in 1981, and served a vice chairman of the firm until 1993. In 1981 he also served as adjunct lecturer at Harvard University (through 1992) and guest scholar at the Brookings Institution. In 1991 he was a member of President Bush''s task force on U.S. International Broadcasting, and was co-director of The American Agenda, with former presidents Ford and Carter. During the Clinton administration, Eizenstat served in a variety of position: U.S. Ambassador to the European Union in Brussels, 1993 to 1996; special envoy of the Department of State Property Claims in Central Europe, 1995 to 2001; Under Secretary of Commerce for international trade, 1996 to 1997; Under Secretary of State for Economics, Business, and Agricultural Affairs, 1997 to 1999; and Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, 1999 to 2001. While holding each of these positions, he had a dual role leading the Clinton administration''s efforts on Holocaust-related issues, serving as the special representative of the President and Secretary of State on Holocaust Issues, 1999 to 2001. He received honors from the Departments of State and Treasury and from the government of Germany for this service. In February 2001 he became a partner with the law firm of Covington and Burling, and has served as the director of international trade and finance. He has been a member and trustee of numerous boards, is the author of several books and contributor to a number of articles, and gives lectures to colleges, businesses, and civic groups.

From the description of Eizenstat, Stuart, 1943- (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10677866

Lawyer, presidential advisor, and public official. Full name: Stuart Elliot Eizenstat. Born, 1943.

From the description of Stuart Eizenstat papers, 1929-2003 (bulk 1976-2001). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130830

Biographical Note

  • 1943, Jan. 15: Born, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1964: A.B., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • 1967: J.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1967 - 1968 : Staff aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1968: Research director, presidential campaign of Hubert H. Humphrey
  • 1969 - 1970 : Law clerk to Judge Newell Edenfield, United States District Court of Georgia
  • 1970 - 1976 : Attorney and partner, law firm of Powell, Goldstein, Frazier, and Murphy, Atlanta, Ga.
  • 1976: Policy and issues director, presidential campaign of Jimmy Carter
  • 1977 - 1981 : Assistant to the President of the United States for domestic affairs and policy
  • 1981: Guest scholar, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • 1981 - 1993 : Partner and vice chairman, law firm of Powell, Goldstein, Frazier, and Murphy, Washington, D.C.
  • 1982 - 1992 : Adjunct lecturer, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1993 - 1996 : United States ambassador to the European Union
  • 1995 - 2001 : Special envoy for Property Claims in Central and Eastern Europe, Department of State
  • 1996 - 1997 : Under Secretary for International Trade, Department of Commerce Presidential envoy for Promotion of Democracy in Cuba
  • 1997 - 1999 : Under Secretary for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs, Department of State
  • 1999 - 2001 : Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Treasury Special Representative for the President and Secretary of State on Holocaust Issues
  • 2001: Senior adviser, Department of State Public policy scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.
  • 2001 - : Director of international trade and finance, law firm of Covington and Burling, Washington, D.C.
  • 2003: Published Imperfect Justice: Looted Assets, Slave Labor, and the Unfinished Business of World War II. New York: PublicAffairs
  • 2008: Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat Distinguished Professorship in Jewish history and culture endowed in Eizenstat's honor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

From the guide to the Stuart Eizenstat Papers, 1929-2003, (bulk 1976-2001), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Eizenstat, Stuart. Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1983. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Anthony Lake Papers, 1916-2003, (bulk 1963-1997) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Cox, James F., 1959-. Research files on slavery reparations for articles published in USA Today [manuscript], 1776-2002 (bulk 1997-2002.). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Livingston, Joseph A. Papers, 1942-1988. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 11/8/77 [1]
referencedIn Cox, James F., 1959-. Research files on slavery reparations for articles published in USA Today [manuscript], 1835-2002 (bulk 1997-2002.) University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Records of the 1976 Campaign Committee to Elect Jimmy Carter . 1976 - 1976. Jimmy Carter's Audio Visual Speech Files
referencedIn Records of the National Archives and Records Administration. 1789 - 2007. Holocaust Assets Symposium Photographs
referencedIn Anthony Lake Papers, 1916-2003, (bulk 1963-1997) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
Stuart Eizenstat Papers
creatorOf Records of the 1976 Campaign Committee to Elect Jimmy Carter . 1976 - 1976. Stuart Eizenstat's Subject Files
creatorOf Stuart Eizenstat Papers. 1977 - 1981. Personal Files
creatorOf Stuart Eizenstat Papers, 1929-2003, (bulk 1976-2001) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Patricia Harris Papers, 1924-1983, (bulk 1977-1980) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Harris, Patricia, 1924-1985. Patricia Harris papers, 1950-1983 (bulk 1977-1980). Library of Congress
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 12/5/80
creatorOf Eizenstat, Stuart. Oral history interview with Stuart E. Eizenstat, 1977. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Stuart Eizenstat Papers, 1929-2003, (bulk 1976-2001) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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correspondedWith Albright, Madeleine Korbel person
correspondedWith Albright, Madeleine Korbel person
associatedWith Carter, Jimmy, 1924- person
associatedWith Clinton, Bill, 1946- person
associatedWith Cox, James F., 1959- person
associatedWith Democratic Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Goldstein, Judith, person
correspondedWith Harris, Patricia, 1924-1985. person
correspondedWith Helms, Jesse person
correspondedWith Helms, Jesse person
associatedWith Lake, Anthony. person
associatedWith Lake, Anthony. person
associatedWith Livingston, Joseph A. person
correspondedWith McLarty, Thomas F. person
correspondedWith Netanyahu, Binyamin person
associatedWith United States. Department of the Treasury. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of Commerce. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of State. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Treasury. corporateBody
correspondedWith Wouk, Herman, 1915- person
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United States
Soviet Union
Iran
Middle East
Israel
United States
Europe
Cuba
European Union countries
Europe, Eastern
Iran
Europe, Central
Soviet Union
Middle East
United States
European Union countries
Europe, Eastern
Europe, Central
Subject
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Economic aspects
Presidents--United States--Election--1968
Climatic changes
Presidents--Elections--1968
Education
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Presidents--Election--1980
Jewish property--Europe
Presidents--United States--Election--1980
Public welfare--United States
Global warming
World War, 1939-1945--Confiscations and contributions
Government executives--Interviews
Jewish property
Energy policy--United States
International trade
Civil rights
Presidents--United States--Election--1976
Presidents--Staff
Presidents--Election--1976
Energy policy
Civil rights--United States
World War, 1939-1945--Confiscations and contributions--Europe
Education--United States
Public welfare
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Public officials
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