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Wesley Clark

Wesley ClarkAKA Wesley Kanne Clark

Born: 23-Dec-1944
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Supreme Allied Commander, 1997-2000

Military service: US Army (1968-2000)


[1] Born half-Jewish, raised Baptist, converted to Catholicism.

Father: Benjamin Kanne (d. 1948)
Mother: Veneta Updegraff Bogard
Father: Victor Clark (stepfather)
Wife: Gertrude Kingston ("Gert", m. Jun-1966)
Son: Wesley, Jr. (b. 1969)

    High School: Hall High School, Little Rock, AR
    University:
BA, US Military Academy, West Point (1966)
    University: BA, Oxford University (1968)
    Professor: US Military Academy, West Point
    University: US Army War College

    President's Commission on White House Fellowships
    Steve Norris Partners Investment Committee
    CNN Senior Military Analyst
    Atlantic Council Director
    Center for Strategic & International Studies Senior Adviser (2000-)
    The Constitution Project Liberty and Security Initiative
    International Crisis Group Board
    Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age
    National Endowment for Democracy Board Member
    VoteVets Board of Advisors
    Shot: Battle Vietnam
    Converted to Catholicism
    Visited Burning Man
    Rhodes Scholarship
    Defense Distinguished Service Medal
    Army Distinguished Service Medal
    Purple Heart
    Bronze Star
    Silver Star
    Legion of Merit
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 2000
    Knight of the British Empire
    French Legion of Honor
    White House Fellows (1975-76)
    Jewish Ancestry Paternal

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Manufacturing Dissent (11-Feb-2007)

Appears on the cover of:
Newsweek, 29-Sep-2003, DETAILS: Who Is this G.I.? Soldier, Scholar, Maverick -- What makes General Wesley Clark Think He Can Beat Bush

Author of books:
Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo and the Future of Combat (2001)


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