George P. Shultz
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"George Pratt Shultz" is an American economist, statesman, and businessman. He served as the United States Secretary of Labor from 1969 to 1970, as the director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1970 to 1972, as the United States Secretary of the Treasury/U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1972 to 1974, and as the United States Secretary of State/U.S. Secretary of State from 1982 to 1989. Before entering politics, he was professor of economics at MIT and the University of Chicago, serving as Dean of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business from 1962 to 1969. Between 1974 and 1982, Shultz was an executive at Bechtel, eventually becoming the firm's president. He is currently a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Gale Biography In Context.

Shultz is one of only two individuals to serve in four United States Cabinet positions within the United States government. The other is Elliot Richardson.

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Oh, you know. I am secretary of state. My trips aren't successful. I just talk to people.

Nothing ever gets settled in this town.. a seething debating society in which the debate never stops, in which people never give up, including me. And so that's the atmosphere in which you administer.

[It was an attempt] to stick the Congress's finger in King Hussein's eye.

You've got to dream a little bit if you're going to get somewhere.

If there are ways in which we can make Qaddafi nervous, why shouldn't we? That is not deceiving you, but just using your predictable tendencies to report things that we try to keep secret.

Those who perpetrate violence deal themselves out of the peace process.

The higher the classification [of secrecy], the quicker you will report it.