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Paul Wolfowitz

American politician, diplomat, and technocrat

Paul Dundes Wolfowitz (/ˈwʊlfəvɪts/; born December 22, 1943) is an American political scientist and diplomat. He was the 10th President of the World Bank, United States Ambassador to Indonesia, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, and former dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.[1][2]

Paul Wolfowitz
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10th President of the World Bank Group
In office
June 1, 2005 – July 1, 2007
Preceded byJames Wolfensohn
Succeeded byRobert Zoellick
United States Deputy Secretary of Defense
In office
March 2, 2001 – June 1, 2005
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byRudy de Leon
Succeeded byGordon England
Undersecretary of Defense for Policy
In office
May 15, 1989 – January 19, 1993
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byFred Iklé
Succeeded byFrank Wisner
United States Ambassador to Indonesia
In office
April 11, 1986 – May 12, 1989
PresidentRonald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Preceded byJohn Holdridge
Succeeded byJohn C. Monjo
Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
In office
December 22, 1982 – March 12, 1986
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byJohn Holdridge
Succeeded byGaston Sigur
Director of Policy Planning
In office
February 13, 1981 – December 22, 1982
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byAnthony Lake
Succeeded byStephen Bosworth
Personal details
Born
Paul Dundes Wolfowitz

(1943-12-22) December 22, 1943 (age 75)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic (Before 1981)
Republican (1981–present)
Spouse(s)Clare Selgin (1968–2001)
Children3
EducationCornell University (AB)
University of Chicago (MA, PhD)
WebsiteAmerican Enterprise Institute

He was said to be a leading neoconservative.[3][4]

After serving two years, he resigned as president of the World Bank Group due to scandals.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Zachary A. Goldfarb, "Wolfowitz Joins Think Tank as Visiting Scholar", online posting, The New Yorker, July 3, 2007, accessed July 3, 2007.
  2. US-Taiwan Business Council (2008). Paul D. Wolfowitz. Retrieved December 7, 2008.
  3. Paul, Reynolds (March 17, 2005). "Wolfowitz to spread neo-con gospel". BBC. Retrieved April 8, 2009.
  4. Ostroy, Andy (June 20, 2014). "Dick Cheney's Big Neo-Con Con". Huffington Post. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
  5. "Statements of Executive Directors and President Wolfowitz", World Bank Group, May 17, 2007, accessed May 17, 2007.
  6. Matthew Jones, "Wolfowitz Exit Seen Clearing Way for Progress", Reuters (UK), May 18, 2007, accessed May 18, 2007.