Weinberger, Caspar W.

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  • 1917, Aug. 18: Born, San Francisco, Calif.
  • 1933: Graduated, San Francisco Polytechnic High School, San Francisco, Calif.
  • 1938: Graduated, Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1941: LL.B., Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1941 - 1945 : United States Army
  • 1942: Married Jane Dalton
  • 1945 - 1947 : Law clerk, United States Judge William E. Orr
  • 1947 - 1969 : Practiced law with firm of Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe, San Francisco, Calif.; partner, 1959-1969
  • 1952 - 1958 : State assemblyman, California legislature
  • 1958: Unsuccessful candidate to become Republican nominee for attorney general of California
  • 1959 - 1968 : Newspaper columnist on California politics and government Moderator, television program, "Profile: Bay Area," KQED, San Francisco, Calif.
  • 1960 - 1962 : Vice chairman, Republican Central Committee of California
  • 1962 - 1964 : Chairman, Republican Central Committee of California
  • 1967 - 1968 : Chairman, Commission on California State Government Organization and Economics
  • 1968 - 1969 : Director of finance, state of California
  • 1970: Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
  • 1970 - 1972 : Deputy director, Office of Management and Budget
  • 1972 - 1973 : Director, Office of Management and Budget
  • 1973: Counselor to the President for Human Resources
  • 1973 - 1975 : Secretary of health, education, and welfare
  • 1975 - 1980 : General counsel, vice president, and director, Bechtel Group of Companies
  • 1978 - 1979 : Member, California commission on government reform
  • 1981 - 1987 : Secretary of defense
  • 1988 - 1990 : Member, Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board Member, National Economic Commission
  • 1988 - 1994 : Counsel, Rogers & Wells, Washington, D.C., and New York, N.Y.
  • 1989 - 2006 : Publisher, Forbes magazine; chairman, 1993-2006
  • 1990: Published Fighting for Peace: Seven Critical Years in the Pentagon. New York: Warner Books
  • 1992: Indicted on charges related to the Iran-Contra scandal; pardoned by President George H. W. Bush.
  • 1996: Published with Peter Schweizer The Next War. Washington, D.C.: Regnery
  • 2001: Published with Gretchen Roberts In the Arena: A Memoir of the 20th Century. Washington, D.C.: Regnery
  • 2005: Published with Peter Schweizer Chain of Command. New York: Atria Books
  • 2006: Published with Wynton C. Hall Home of the Brave: Honoring the unsung Heroes in the war on Terror. New York: Forge
  • 2006, Mar. 28: Died, Bangor, Maine

From the guide to the Caspar W. Weinberger Papers, 1910-2005, (bulk 1951-2005), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Meg Greenfield Papers, 1890-1999, (bulk 1952-1999) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Oral History Collection. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Transcripts. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Interviews with Caspar Weinberger
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 492
referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Francis Valentine Keesling Papers, 1906-1957 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Malcolm Wallop papers, 1965-1997, 1977-1995 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn White House Tapes: Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations of the Nixon Administration. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations
referencedIn Robert Manning papers, 1938-1993. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Michael Pertschuk Papers, 1949-2002, (bulk 1977-2001) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Frederick D. Paterson Papers, 1861-1988, (bulk 1965-1988) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
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 107
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 929
referencedIn Bull Elephants Records, 1967-1974 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 737
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 870
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 796
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 66
referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn William Howard Taft IV Papers, 1958-1989, (bulk 1970-1989) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn California State Government Oral Histories California State Archives
referencedIn James J. Flaherty, Sr. Papers, 1960-1979 Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library Archives and Special Collections
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 514
referencedIn Russell E. Train Papers, 1898-2005, (bulk 1957-2005) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Records, 1976-2005 (inclusive), 1978-2004 (bulk) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
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 372
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 508
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
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 897
referencedIn William J. Crowe Papers, 1932-2003, (bulk 1971-2003) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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 738
creatorOf White House Staff Member and Office Files (Nixon Administration). 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. President's Office Files
referencedIn Alexander Meigs Haig Papers, 1962-1982, (bulk 1973-1982) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. 1921 - 2008. Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
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. Executive Office Building tape number 292
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 746
referencedIn Henry C. Wahl Correspondence, 1948-1970 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Homer D. Crotty papers and addenda, 1859-2011 The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
referencedIn Records, (inclusive), (bulk), 1959-2002, 1966-1998 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn General Records of the Department of Justice. 1790 - 2002. Photographs of Attorneys General
creatorOf Caspar W. Weinberger Papers, 1910-2005, (bulk 1951-2005) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Records of the U.S. Customs Service. 1745 - 1997. Master Files of Photographs Relating to Agency Officials, Facilities and Equipment, and Enforcement Pursuits
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 408
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 724
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 617
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 105
referencedIn Bruce Hoertel Photographic Archive 2006-145., ca. 1940s - 1980s Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Daniel P. Moynihan Papers, 1765-2003, (bulk 1955-2000) 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. Cabinet Room tape number 121
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 26
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 330
creatorOf Caspar Weinberger at Stanford [videorecording], 1982 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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associatedWith Abū Ghazālah, Muḥammad ʻAbd al-Ḥalīm. corporateBody
associatedWith Agnew, Spiro T., 1918-1996 person
associatedWith Armitage, Richard Lee, 1945- person
associatedWith Bechtel Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Begin, Menachem, 1913-1992 person
associatedWith Brown, Harold, 1927- person
associatedWith Bull Elephants (Organization) corporateBody
associatedWith Bush, George, 1924- person
associatedWith Carlucci, Frank Charles, 1930- person
associatedWith Carrington, Peter Alexander Rupert Carington, Baron, 1919- person
associatedWith Casey, William J. person
associatedWith Cheney, Richard B. person
associatedWith Christopher, George. person
associatedWith Clark, William Patrick, 1931-2013 person
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Crotty, Homer D. person
correspondedWith Crowe, William J., 1925-2007 person
associatedWith Fahd ibn ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz, King of Saudi Arabia, 1923-2005 person
associatedWith Finch, Robert H., 1925- person
associatedWith Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006 person
associatedWith Francis Valentine Keesling person
associatedWith Gandhi, Indira, 1917-1984 person
associatedWith Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998 person
associatedWith Greenfield, Meg. person
correspondedWith Haig, Alexander Meigs, 1924-2010 person
correspondedWith Harvard Law School Forum corporateBody
associatedWith Hernu, Charles. person
associatedWith Heseltine, Michael, 1933- person
associatedWith Hoertel, Bruce, 1923-2004 person
associatedWith Hussein, King of Jordan, 1935-1999 person
associatedWith Iklé, Fred Charles. person
correspondedWith James J. Flaherty, Sr., 1890-1979 person
associatedWith Knight, Goodwin, 1896-1970 person
associatedWith Knowland, William F. (William Fife), 1908-1974 person
associatedWith Kohl, Helmut, 1930- person
associatedWith Kurihara, Yūkō, 1920- person
associatedWith Manning, Robert, 1919- person
associatedWith McFarlane, Robert C. person
correspondedWith Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick), 1927-2003 person
associatedWith Mubārak, Muḥammad Ḥusnī, 1928- person
associatedWith Murphy, George, 1902-1992 person
associatedWith National Organization for Women corporateBody
associatedWith National Security Council (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 person
associatedWith North Atlantic Treaty Organization. corporateBody
correspondedWith Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988 person
associatedWith Perle, Richard Norman, 1941- person
correspondedWith Pertschuk, Michael, 1933- person
associatedWith Poindexter, John M. person
associatedWith Powell, Colin L. person
associatedWith Reagan, Ronald. person
associatedWith Republican Party (Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Richardson, Elliot L., 1920-1999 person
associatedWith Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979 person
associatedWith Rogers, Bernard William. person
associatedWith Rumsfeld, Donald, 1932- person
associatedWith Shamir, Itzhak, 1915-2012 person
associatedWith Sharon, Ariel. person
associatedWith Shultz, George Pratt, 1920- person
associatedWith Spadolini, Giovanni. person
associatedWith State Government Oral History Program (Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Stockman, David Alan, 1946- person
correspondedWith Taft, William Howard, 1915 August 7- person
associatedWith Thatcher, Margaret. person
associatedWith Tower, John G. (John Goodwin), 1925-1991 person
correspondedWith Train, Russell E., 1920-2012 person
associatedWith United States. Department of Defense. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Federal Trade Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Management and Budget. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. White House Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Vessey, John William, 1922- person
correspondedWith Wahl, Henry C. person
associatedWith Wallop, Malcolm person
associatedWith Women's Economic Round Table corporateBody
associatedWith Wörner, Manfred, 1934- person
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Nicaragua
Central America
Iran
Libya
Afghanistan
California
Persian Gulf Region.
Lebanon
United States
Grenada
Subject
Arms control
Practice of law--California--San Francisco
Public welfare--United States
Iran--Contra Affair, 1985-1990
Expenditures, Public--United States
Trade regulation--United States
Hostages--United States
Broadcast journalism--California--San Francisco
Terrorism
Education--United States
Medical care--United States
Hostages--Iran
National security--United States
Affirmative action programs--United States
Social security--United States
Abortion
American periodicals
Strategic Defense Initiative
Fiscal policy--United States
Falkland Islands War, 1982
Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981
Security, International
Journalism
Journalism--California--San Francisco
Occupation
Lawyers
Journalists
Executives
Legislators--California
Cabinet officers
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