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Richard S. Schweiker

AKA Richard Schultz Schweiker

Born: 1-Jun-1926
Birthplace: Norristown, PA

Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1969-81

Military service: US Navy (1944-46)

Candidate for Vice President in Ronald Reagan's 1976 campaign.


[1] Schwenkfelder Church

Father: Malcolm Alderfer Schweiker (American Olean Tile Company, b. 27-Feb-1895, d. 12-Jun-1982)
Mother: Blanche R. Schultz (b. 17-Dec-1894, d. Sep-1974)
Brother: Malcolm A. Schweiker, Jr. (b. 22-Feb-1922, d. WWII Okinawa)
Sister: Sylvia Strasburg
Wife: Claire Joan Coleman ("Romper Room" host, m. 1955, two daughters, three sons)
Son: Malcolm C. (b. 15-Aug-1957)
Daughter: Lani Lynne (b. 4-Dec-1960)
Son: Kyle Claire (b. 14-Mar-1965)
Son: Richard, Jr. (b. 16-Feb-1967)
Daughter: Lara Kristi (b. 7-Dec-1969)

    High School: Norristown Area High School, Norristown, PA (1944)
    University: Slippery Rock State College
    University: BA, Pennsylvania State University (1950)

    American Council of Life Insurers President (1983-94)
    US Secretary of Health and Human Services (1981-83, under Ronald Reagan)
    US Senator, Pennsylvania (3-Jan-1969 to 3-Jan-1981)
    US Congressman, Pennsylvania 13th (3-Jan-1961 to 3-Jan-1969)
    American Olean Tile Company President
    American Legion
    American Red Cross
    Citizens for the Republic Steering Committee
    Friends of George Allen
    Jaycees
    Lions Club
    Sons of the American Revolution
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Young Republicans President, Montgomery County, PA (1952-54)
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Pi Kappa Sigma
    Eagle Scout
    Nixon's Enemies List


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