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IRAQ STUDY GROUP: A CONSENSUS FOR CHANGE

Members of the Iraq Study Group

December 07, 2006

Alan K. Simpson

Background: U.S. senator from Wyoming, 1979-97; chairman, Veterans Affairs Committee; Wyoming House of Representatives, 1964-77.

Current positions: Visiting lecturer, University of Wyoming; law partner, Simpson, Kepler & Edwards, Wyoming; consultant, Tongour, Simpson, Holsclaw Group, a government relations group in Washington; author.

Military: Army

Party: Republican

Age: 75

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William J. Perry

Background: Defense secretary, 1994-97; also deputy Defense secretary and assistant Defense secretary. Has also worked in technology in the private sector.

Current positions: Professor, Stanford University; co-director, Preventive Defense Project, a research collaboration of Stanford and Harvard universities.

Military: Enlistee in Army Corps of Engineers; Army Reserve

Party: Democratic

Age: 79

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Charles S. Robb

Background: U.S. senator from Virginia, 1989-2001; Virginia governor, 1982-86; Virginia lieutenant governor, 1978-82.

Current position: Professor of law and public policy, George Mason University.

Military: Marine Corps

Party: Democratic

Age: 67

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Sandra Day O'Connor

Background: Supreme Court justice, 1981-2006; Arizona Court of Appeals, 1979-81; Maricopa County Superior Court judge, 1975-79.

Current position: Chancellor, College of William and Mary.

Party: Republican

Age: 76

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James A. Baker III, co-chairman

Background: Secretary of State 1989-92; secretary of Treasury 1985-88; White House chief of staff, 1992-93; oversaw 2000 Florida recount for George W. Bush.

Current position: Honorary chairman, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University; senior partner, Houston-based firm Baker Botts; author.

Military: Marine Corps

Party: Republican

Age: 76

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Lee H. Hamilton, co-chairman

Background: Congressman from Indiana, 1965-99; chairman, House Foreign Affairs Committee (now International Relations Committee); House

Intelligence

Committee; co-chairman, Sept. 11 commission,

2002-05.

Current position: Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.

Party: Democratic

Age: 75

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Edwin Meese III

Background: Attorney general, 1985-88; White House counselor, 1981-85; professor of law, University of San Diego,

1977-81.

Current positions: Ronald Reagan chair in public policy, Heritage Foundation; visiting fellow, Hoover Institution.

Military: Army Reserve

Party: Republican

Age: 75

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Vernon E. Jordan Jr.

Background: Advisor to President Clinton; president, National Urban League; former executive director, United Negro College Fund.

Current position: Senior managing director, Lazard Freres & Co., a financial advisory and asset management firm in New York.

Party: Democratic

Age: 71

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Leon E. Panetta

Background: White House chief of staff, 1994-97; director, Office of Management and Budget, 1993-94; congressman from California, 1977-93; chairman, House Budget Committee.

Current positions: Co-director, Leon and Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy, Cal State Monterey Bay; distinguished scholar, California State University system.

Military: Army

Party: Democratic

Age: 68

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Lawrence S. Eagleburger

(joined panel in November upon resignation of Robert M. Gates, who was nominated to be Defense secretary)

Background: Secretary of State, 1992-93. Served as a career diplomat, including ambassador to Yugoslavia (1977-80), as well as assistant secretary and undersecretary of State.

Current position: Chairman, International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims.

Military: Army

Party: Republican

Age: 76

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Source: Los Angeles Times

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