George P. Shultz

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George P. Shultz has served in various Cabinet positions, including Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan (1982-89), and as Secretary of the Treasury (1972-74) and Secretary of Labor (1969-70) under President Richard M. Nixon.

Schultz is former President and current Board member of the Bechtel Group, Inc.., and former Chairman of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq. In these roles he has been both an outspoken proponent of the Iraq invasion, and a hefty beneficiary of the reconstruction process.[1]=[2]

He is married to Dame Charlotte Mailliard Shultz.


"George Shultz is currently a member of the Hoover Institution, American Enterprise Institute, the New Atlantic Initiative, the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq and the Committee on the Present Danger. He also serves on the board of directors for the Bechtel Corporation, Gilead Sciences, and Charles Schwab Corporation. He is an influential member of the Republican Party and is still consulted on policy issues.

"George P. Shultz is the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow. He is a member of the board of directors of Fremont Group and Accretive Health. He is chairman of the J. P. Morgan Chase International Council and chairman of the Accenture Energy Advisory Board. He is also chairman of the California Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors and co‐​chairman of the Committee on the Present Danger." [3]

"A distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution, Shultz is the author of several books on economic and foreign policy and advised the 1996 presidential campaign of former senator Robert J. Dole on economic policy. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Shultz was awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in 1989." He is an honorary director of the Institute for International Economics.[4][5]

He is also on the board of counselors for the Arabic media group Layalina Productions and on the board of advisors of the Children's Scholarship Fund.

Schultz was a member of Princeton's Class of 1942. "After earning his PhD at MIT, Shultz was a member of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Council of Economic Advisers before joining the faculty of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, where he later served as dean. Appointed U.S. Secretary of Labor in 1969, he went on to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget and Secretary of the Treasury and to chair the Council of Economic Advisers under President Nixon. [6]

"In 1974 Shultz left government to become president and director of the Bechtel Group for eight years. He also taught at Stanford University until appointed Secretary of State by President Reagan in 1982. In this position for seven years, he played a key role in implementing foreign policy that brought about the end of the Cold War and the development of strong relationships between the United States and countries in the Asia-Pacific region. [7]

"After leaving office in 1989, Shultz became director and senior counselor at Bechtel, professor of international economics at Stanford's Graduate School of Business and a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution. In January 1989 he was awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. In 1971 Princeton presented him with its Woodrow Wilson Award, given annually to an alumnus in recognition of distinguished achievement 'in the nation's service.' [8]

"Among Shultz's many books are Economic Policy Beyond the Headlines (1978) and Turmoil and Triumph: My Years as Secretary of State (1993)." [9]

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  1. Members, East West Center, accessed December 11, 2010.
  2. International Advisory Board, Freeman-Spogli Institute, accessed October 21, 2007.
  3. Advisory Board, Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, accessed March 19, 2008.
  4. Directors, American Council for Capital Formation, accessed May 9, 2010.
  5. Founders Group, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, accessed June 13, 2010.
  6. Advisor, United States-Indonesia Society, accessed December 11, 2010.
  7. Whos Who, Spirit of America, accessed January 14, 2011.
  8. United Religions Initiative Presidents Council, organizational web page, accessed June 9, 2013.