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Schweiker, Richard S. (Richard Schultz), 1926-2015

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Personal name headingSchweiker, Richard S. (Richard Schultz), 1926-2015
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Variant(s)Schweiker, Richard Schultz, 1926-2015
Birth date1926-06-01
Death date2015-07-31
Place of birthNorristown (Pa.)
Place of deathPomona (N.J.)
AffiliationPennsylvania State University
United States. Navy
United States. Congress. House
United States. Congress. Senate
United States. Department of Health and Human Services
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Profession or occupationLegislators
Cabinet officers
Found inLandes, B. R. The making of a Senator, 1974, c1976.
Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress, April 25, 2014: (Schweiker, Richard Schultz, a Representative and a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., June 1, 1926; graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Pennsylvania State University 1950; during the Second World War, enlisted in the United States Navy and served aboard an aircraft carrier 1944-1946; ten years of business experience as manufacturing and sales executive; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1969); was not a candidate for reelection in 1968, but was elected to the United States Senate in 1968; reelected in 1974 and served from January 3, 1969, to January 3, 1981; was not a candidate for reelection in 1980; Ronald Reagan's designated vice-presidential running mate in 1976 presidential election; Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Cabinet of President Ronald W. Reagan 1981-1983; president, American Council of Life Insurance 1983-1994; is a resident of McLean, Virginia)
Washington Post, August 4, 2015 (Richard S. Schweiker, a Pennsylvania Republican who served in both chambers of Congress and as health and human services secretary under President Ronald Reagan, died July 31, 2015 at a hospital in Pomona, N.J.)
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