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Edward J. Derwinski

Edward J. DerwinskiAKA Edward Joseph Derwinsky

Born: 15-Sep-1926
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 15-Jan-2012
Location of death: Oak Brook, IL [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 1989-92

Military service: US Army (infantry, 1945-46)


[1] Oak Brook HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre, Oak Brook, IL.

Father: Casimir Ignatius Derwinski (d. 1947)
Mother: Sophia Zmijewski
Sister: Bernadette Ferrara
Wife: Patricia van der Giessen (div., one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Maureen Sue Quattrocki
Son: Michael Steven Derwinski
Wife: Bonita Hickey ("Bonnie", m. 1986, until his death)

    High School: Mount Carmel High School (1944)
    University:
BS History, Loyola University Chicago (1951)

    US Secretary of Veterans' Affairs (1989-92)
    US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs (1987-89)
    Counselor of the Department of State (1983-87)
    US Congressman, Illinois (1959-83)
    US State Department Delegate to Interparliamentary Union (1978-80)
    US State Department Delegate to UN General Assembly (1971-72)
    US State Department Delegate to Interparliamentary Union (1970-72)
    Illinois State House of Representatives (1957-58)
    West Pullman Savings & Loan Association President (1950-75)
    American Legion
    Kiwanis Club
    Knights of Columbus
    Loyal Order of Moose
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Polish Ancestry


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