George P. Shultz

American economist, statesman, and businessman
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George Pratt Shultz (December 13, 1920 – February 6, 2021) was an American politician, economist, statesman, and businessman. He served as the United States Secretary of Labor from 1969 to 1970, as the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1972 to 1974, and as the U.S. Secretary of State from 1982 to 1989.

George Shultz
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United States Secretary of State
In office
July 16, 1982 – January 20, 1989
PresidentRonald Reagan
DeputyWalter Stoessel
Kenneth Dam
John Whitehead
Preceded byAlexander Haig
Succeeded byJames Baker
United States Secretary of the Treasury
In office
June 12, 1972 – May 8, 1974
PresidentRichard Nixon
Preceded byJohn Connally
Succeeded byWilliam E. Simon
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
In office
July 1, 1970 – June 11, 1972
PresidentRichard Nixon
Preceded byRobert Mayo
Succeeded byCaspar Weinberger
United States Secretary of Labor
In office
January 22, 1969 – July 1, 1970
PresidentRichard Nixon
Preceded byWillard Wirtz
Succeeded byJames Hodgson
Personal details
Born(1920-12-13)December 13, 1920
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedFebruary 6, 2021(2021-02-06) (aged 100)
Stanford, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Helena O'Brien (1946–1995)
Charlotte Mailliard (1997–2021)
Alma materPrinceton University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUSMC logo.svg United States Marine Corps
Years of service1942–1945
RankU.S. O-3 insignia (USN, USMC, USCG, NOAA, USPHS).svg Captain

Shultz was born on December 13, 1920 in New York City, New York[1] and studied at Princeton University and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been married to Helena O'Brien from 1946 until her death in 1995. He married Charlotte Mailliard in 1997. Shultz has five children.

He and Henry Kissinger were the last surviving members of Nixon’s cabinet. Schultz died at age 100 on February 6, 2021, at his home in Stanford, California.[2]


  1. "Shultz, George Pratt (1920-)". Encyclopedia of World Biography (fee, via Fairfax County Public Library). Detroit: Gale. 1998. GALE%7CA148466482. Retrieved 2012-02-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[permanent dead link] Gale Biography In Context. (subscription needed)
  2. Weiner, Tim (7 February 2021). "George P. Shultz, Influential Cabinet Official Under Nixon and Reagan, Dies at 100". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 7 February 2021.

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