Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

George Shultz has had a distinguished career in government, academia and business. He held four different cabinet posts, taught at three of United States’ greatest universities, and was president of a major engineering and construction company. He began his service to the nation as a Marine. Early in his career, he served as a senior staff economist on President Eisenhower’s Council of Economic Advisors. He taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago, where he was dean of the business school. He resumed public service under President Nixon as Secretary of Labor, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Secretary of the Treasury. He left government service in 1974 to become president and director of the Bechtel Group, Inc. He held two key positions in President Reagan’s administration: Chairman of the President’s Economic Policy Advisory Board and Secretary of State. His awards include the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, and the Seoul Peace Prize. He has been a Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford since 1989. He received a BA from Princeton University and PhD in industrial economics from MIT.