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Caspar Weinberger

Caspar WeinbergerAKA Caspar Willard Weinberger, Sr.

Born: 18-Aug-1917
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
Died: 28-Mar-2006
Location of death: Bangor, ME [1]
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Republican [2]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Iran-Contra figure pardoned by Bush

Military service: US Army (1941-45)


[1] Eastern Maine Medical Center.

[2] Chairman, California Republican Party, 1962-68.

Father: Herman Weinberger
Mother: Cerise Carpenter Hampson (stepmother)
Wife: Jane Dalton (author, m. 12-Aug-1942, d. 12-Jul-2009, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Arlin Cerise Weinberger
Son: Caspar Willard Weinberger, Jr.

    University: AB, Harvard University (1938)
    University: JD, Harvard Law School (1941)

    Forbes Chairman (1993-2006)
    Forbes Publisher (1989-93)
    Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (1988-90)
    US Secretary of Defense (1981-87)
    Bechtel VP and General Counsel (1975-80)
    US Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (1973-75)
    US Director, Office of Management and Budget (1972-73)
    US Federal Trade Commission Chairman (1970-72)
    California State Official State Director of Finance (1968-70)
    California State Assembly (1952-58)
    The San Francisco Chronicle staff book reviewer
    Member of the Board of Bechtel
    Member of the Board of Pepsi
    Iran-Contra Scandal
    Obstruction of Congress
    Making False Statements
    Pardoned by President George H.W. Bush 24-Dec-1992
    Bronze Star
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1987
    International Security Leadership Award 1982
    Knight of the British Empire Feb-1988
    Bohemian Grove
    Forbes 2000
    Friends of George Allen
    Kennedy Center Trustee (past)
    Institute for Contemporary Studies Board member
    National Legal Center for the Public Interest Board of Directors
    Project for the New American Century
    Trilateral Commission
    Young America's Foundation Board of Trustees
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    The Harvard Crimson
    Polygraphed (May-1992)
    Funeral: Richard Nixon (1994)
    Funeral: Ronald Reagan (2004)
    Jewish Ancestry

Author of books:
Fighting for Peace: Seven Critical Years in the Pentagon (1990, memoir)
In the Arena: A Memoir of the 20th Century (2001)


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