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Richard E. Lyng

AKA Richard Edmund Lyng

Born: 29-Jun-1918
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
Died: 1-Feb-2003
Location of death: Modesto, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Government
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of Agriculture, 1986-89

Military service: US Army (WWII)

Wife: Bethyl Ball (two children)

    University: BS, University of Notre Dame (1940)

    US Secretary of Agriculture (1986-89)
    Lyng and Lesher Inc. Consultant/Lobbyist (1985-86)
    US Agriculture Department Deputy Secretary of Agriculture (1981-85)
    California State Official Director, California State Department of Agriculture (1967-79)
    US Agriculture Department Assistant Secretary, USDA (1969-73)
    Ed. J. Lyng Co. President (1949-67)
    American Meat Institute President (1973-79)
    Member of the Board of Chicago Mercantile Exchange (1975-79)
    Member of the Board of USDA Commodity Credit Corporation (1969-73)

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