Dead: Shabbos George Shultz, Reagan’s Secretary Of State

Published on Feb 10, 2021
After serving as dean of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, he accepted President Richard Nixon's appointment as United States Secretary of Labor. In that position, he imposed the Philadelphia Plan on construction contractors who refused to accept black members, marking the first use of racial quotas by the federal government.
He served the Reagan Administration for six years as Secretary of State and remained active in the affairs of government even after officially leaving the halls of government, offering his views on national security, the economy and the environment.
As Reagan’s top envoy he helped negotiate an end to hostilities between Israel and Lebanon in 1985 and established dialogue with the PLO in 1988. In later life he lobbied for the release of Jonathan Pollard, who passed US secrets to Israel.
From 2011 to 2015 Shultz was a member of the board of directors of Theranos, a health technology company that became known for its false claims to have devised revolutionary blood tests.
“Secretary Shultz was not only a great statesman, economist, businessman and academic, but also a stalwart friend of Israel,” said Yohanan Plesner, president of the Israel Democracy Institute, which Shultz co-founded.
He was an honorary director of the Institute for International Economics. He was a member of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) board of advisors, the New Atlantic Initiative, the Mandalay Camp at the Bohemian Grove, and the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq.


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