Richard Schultz Schweiker (June 1, 1926 – July 31, 2015) was an American politician. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the 14th U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1983.
Richard S. Schweiker
|14th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services|
January 22, 1981 – February 3, 1983
|Preceded by||Patricia R. Harris|
|Succeeded by||Margaret M. Heckler|
|United States Senator|
January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1981
|Preceded by||Joseph S. Clark|
|Succeeded by||Arlen Specter|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 13th district
January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1969
|Preceded by||John A. Lafore|
|Succeeded by||Lawrence Coughlin|
Richard Schultz Schweiker
June 1, 1926
Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||July 31, 2015 (aged 89)|
Pomona, New Jersey, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Claire Coleman Schweiker|
|Relations||Malcolm Alderfer Schweiker, Jr.|
Sylvia Schweiker Strasburg
|Children||Malcolm Coleman Schweiker (b. 1957)|
Lari Lynne Schweiker (b. 1960)
Kyle Claire Schweiker (b. 1965)
Richard Schultz Schweiker, Jr. (b. 1967)
Lara Kristi Schweiker (b. 1969)
|Parents||Malcolm Alderfer Schweiker, Sr.|
Blanche Schultz Schweiker
|Alma mater||Pennsylvania State University|
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1944-1946|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
- "SCHWEIKER, Richard Schultz, (1926 - )". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Cook, Bonnie (August 3, 2015). "Former senator, cabinet secretary, Richard Schweiker, 89, dies". Philly.com. Philadelphia. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
- "Former Pennsylvania Sen. Richard Schweiker dies at 89". The Washington Post. August 3, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2015.