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Warren Christopher

Warren ChristopherAKA Warren Minor Christopher

Born: 27-Oct-1925
Birthplace: Scranton, ND
Died: 18-Mar-2011
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - Kidney

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of State, 1993-97

Military service: US Navy Reserves (1943-46)

Attorney, diplomat, and US Secretary of State during the first term of President Bill Clinton. Appointed by Gov Pat Brown (D-California) to head the investigation of the 1965 Watts riots, and served as deputy Attorney General under Ramsey Clark in the Johnson administration. As Deputy Secretary of State under President Jimmy Carter, headed US negotiations with Iran seeking the release of 52 Americans held hostage in Tehran.

Wife: (div.)
Wife: Marie Josephine Wyllis (m. 21-Dec-1956, until his death)
Daughter: Lynn
Son: Scott
Son: Thomas
Daughter: Kristen

    High School: Hollywood High School, Hollywood, CA (1942)
    University: BS, University of Southern California (1945)
    Law School: LLB, Stanford University Law School (1946-49)

    O'Melveny and Myers Senior Partner (1997-2011)
    US Secretary of State (20-Jan-1993 to 17-Jan-1997)
    US Deputy Secretary of State (1977-81)
    O'Melveny and Myers Partner (1969-77)
    US Deputy Attorney General (1967-69)
    O'Melveny and Myers Partner (1958-59)
    O'Melveny and Myers Associate (1950-58)
    Law Clerk for William O. Douglas (1949-50)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Academy of Diplomacy Charter Member
    American Bar Association
    American Philosophical Society 1997
    Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training Honorary Member, Board of Directors
    Atlantic Council Honorary Director
    Campaign for American Leadership in the Middle East
    Council on Foreign Relations Director and Vice Chairman
    Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies Honorary Patron
    Friends of Dick Lugar
    Gore 2000
    Hillary Clinton for President
    John Kerry for President
    Order of the Coif
    Pacific Council on International Policy Board of Directors
    Partnership for a Secure America Advisory Board
    Pilgrims Society
    Washington Institute for Near East Policy Board of Advisors
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 16-Jan-1981 by Jimmy Carter
    Florida 2000 Recount

Author of books:
In the Stream of History: Shaping Foreign Policy for a New Era (1998, international affairs)
Chances of a Lifetime: A Memoir (2001, memoir)

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