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George Shultz

George Shultz

Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution

George P. Shultz is the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Advisory Council Chair of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford. He leads Hoover's Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy, which addresses energy policy in the U.S. and its effects on domestic and international political priorities, particularly national security.

Shultz is one of two individuals who have held four different federal cabinet posts; he has taught at three of this country's great universities; and for eight years he was president of a major engineering and construction company. He attended Princeton University, graduating with a BA in economics, whereupon he enlisted in the US Marine Corps, serving though 1945. He later earned a PhD in industrial economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and served on President Eisenhower's Council of Economic Advisors. From 1962 to 1969, Shultz was dean of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business before returning to Washington to serve as secretary of labor, as director of the office of management and budget, and as secretary of the Treasury. Shultz was sworn in July 16, 1982, as the sixtieth US secretary of state and served until January 20, 1989. In 1989, Shultz was awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.