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Samuel R. Pierce

AKA Samuel Riley Pierce, Jr.

Born: 8-Sep-1922
Birthplace: Glen Cove, NY
Died: 31-Oct-2000
Location of death: Washington, DC [1]
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of HUD, 1981-89

Military service: US Army (1943-46)

[1] Holy Cross Hospital, Washington, DC.

Brother: Burton A. Pierce
Wife: Barbara Penn Wright
Daughter: Victoria Wright

    University: BA, Cornell University (1947)
    Law School: JD, Cornell Law School (1949)
    Law School: LLM, New York University (1952)
    Professor: New York University (1958-70)
    Administrator: Trustee, Cornell University (1972-77 and 1978-82)

    US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (1981-89)
    US Treasury Department (1970-73)
    Battle, Fowler, Joffin, Pierce and Khoel Partner
    US Justice Department Assoc. Counsel, Subcommittee on Anti-Trust, US Sup. Ct. (1956)
    US Labor Department Assistant Undersecretary of Labor (1955-56)
    Assistant US Attorney Southern District New York (1953-55)
    Elizabeth Dole for President
    George W. Bush for President
    National Republican Senatorial Committee
    Reagan-Bush '84 Member, Reagan-Bush All-Stars
    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Eagle Scout 1936
    Distinguished Eagle Scout Award
    Took the Fifth

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