George Shulz served in various positions under three U.S. presidents — in fact Shultz held four different cabinet-level posts over the years.
An economist by training, Shultz came to Washington as Richard Nixon’s first Labor Secretary. He became Director of the Office of Management and Budget a year later, and a year after that Nixon appointed him Treasury Secretary.
Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980. and in 1982 chose Shultz as his Secretary of State. Shultz became a key shaper of foreign policy during the Reagan’s administration.
I met him in the spring of 1993, when he wrote a long memoir of his years at the State Department.
So here now, from 1993, George Shultz.
George Shultz died this past February at the age of 100.