Former US Secretary of State George P. Shultz, a titan of American academic life, business, and diplomacy who spent most of the 1980s trying to improve Cold War relations with the Soviet Union and establishing a peace course for the East. Middle, passed away at the age of 100 years.
Mr. Schultz died Saturday at his home on Stanford University campus.
He was an outstanding collaborator of the Hoover Research Institute, holding the title of professor at Stanford Business School after his retirement.
The Hoover Institution announced the death of Mr. Schultz on Sunday, but did not disclose the cause of death.
A lifelong Republican, Mr. Schultz held three key positions in government cabinets during Republican-led administrations.
He was Secretary of Labor, Secretary of the Treasury, and director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Richard M. Nixon before spending more than six years as Secretary of State when the White House was headed by President Ronald Reagan.
Mr. Schultz was the Secretary of State with the longest tenure in office since World War II.
During his lifetime, Mr. Schultz was successful in almost everything he touched, including academia, teaching, government services, and the corporate world. He was widely respected by his colleagues who belonged to both sides of politics.\
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