George Shultz Dies At Age 100


George P. Shultz died on Saturday at age 100. Shultz was a former US secretary of state. He played a key role in bringing the Cold War to an end. At that time, Shultz was serving the secretary of state for President Ronald Reagan. 

The Hoover Institution confirmed the news of his death at Stanford University. He has worked with the Institution for about 30 years. 

George Shultz Dies At Age 100

Shultz was one of the two Americans who are known to hold four different federal level positions. In a long career, Shultz is remembered the most for leading the State Department under President Reagan. Apart from that, he served as the secretary of the Department of Treasury. He also served as the secretary of the Department of Labor.

George Shultz Dies At Age 100

He served as the director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Richard Nixon’s administration.

Under the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Shultz worked as a senior staff economist. His work under the presidential administration and as a staff economist in the Council of Economic Adviser is extended back to the 1950s.

Condoleezza Rice, the Hoover Institution Director, said in a statement that his colleague (Shultz) was a great American statesman who is regarded as a true patriot in every sense of the very word. The person will be remembered in history to make the world a better and peaceful place. Rice has also served as a former Secretary of State.

In 1989, Shultz was awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Shultz has also worked as Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He worked at the place before his death. As per the statement, Shultz worked at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University nearly every day till his death. 

He died at his home in California though the cause of the death was not provided in the statement.

President Joe Biden expressed his condolences and said in a statement that Shultz was a gentleman of ideas with a personality that demands honor. 

President Biden exclaimed that he regrets the idea for not being benefitted from his (Shultz) wisdom, like his predecessors. 

President Biden, while remembering his days as a young senator, also added that Shultz and himself were most of the times on opposite sides arguing with each other defending their own ideas; he used to be proud at finding some common grounds on issues relating to the security and prosperity of the American people. 

Antony Blinken, the secretary of State, said that Shultz was a legend and a visionary who urged serious actions revolving around climate crisis issues. He had backed the idea at that time when only a few leaders were concerned about the situation.

Blinken added that every Secretary of State who succeeded Shultz has thoroughly researched him, his works, his judgments and his intellect. Blinken said that he knows about this because he himself had done the same.

Gavin Newsom, Gov. of California, while remembering Shultz, said that he was an extraordinary statesman, a great public servant and an even better friend. He had significantly shaped the foreign policies and worked for a change in America.

Newsman felt proud that Secretary Shultz headed west later in his career. He said that the State was fortunate enough to have him worked there and benefitted from his insight and wisdom. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a long-time friend to Shultz. She said that the world has lost a great statesman and a brilliant public servant on his death. Shultz has dedicated his entire life to promoting a secure and peaceful future.

Shultz was no doubt a great person, and when he passed away, the nation is at a great loss. 

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