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February 4, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz has joined the foundation board of trustees that raised $60 million to build the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, a Reagan spokeswoman announced Monday. Shultz, a distinguished fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, accepted the board's appointment last week and began his six-year term, Cathy Goldberg said.
November 26, 1989
One small speech for (former secretary of state) George Shultz, one giant speech for mankind. Finally, someone from the Reagan-Bush years has opened his eyes to the drug problem ("Drug Legalization: Interest Rises in Prestigious Circles," front page, Nov. 20). Decriminalization is the only answer. Hopefully more prominent people will come out of the closet. However, the big story is that he thought about this while in Washington. So, as our country goes down the drain, our elected officials are afraid to present their ideas for improvement due to the fact that they might not get reelected or appointed.
August 3, 1988 | JIM MANN, Times Staff Writer
He was a week into his 30,000-mile tour of Asia, in the third of the nine Pacific Rim cities he would visit, when Secretary of State George P. Shultz allowed himself to talk, fleetingly, of the life he plans at the end of the Reagan Administration. "I'll be back at Stanford next year," he told an audience in Indonesia. "They offered me a chair there. I told them I'm working hard and, by the time I get there, I may not need a chair. I may need a couch."
July 15, 1988 | JIM MANN, Times Staff Writer
In a significant shift in U.S. policy toward China, Secretary of State George P. Shultz told Chinese officials Thursday that the United States is improving its relations with the Soviet Union and suggested strongly that China should do so too. During a banquet toast on the opening day of a round of talks with Chinese officials, Shultz focused on "the parallel efforts of our two countries to reduce tensions with the Soviet Union."
June 1, 1988
Historians may view George Shultz as one of the most significant secretaries of state of our entire history. Several things come to mind: - It is impressive to observe his low-key diplomacy and his steady imperturbable attitude when asked why he has continued to pursue peace talks in the Middle East when there are so many discouraging signs in that part of the world. Several political analysts have reported recently that the greatest progress toward genuine peace is made in quiet behind-the-scenes meetings, and perhaps Shultz is accomplishing more than appears on the surface.
March 6, 1987 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
In their first public remarks on the Tower Commission report on the Iran- contra scandal, Cabinet Secretaries George P. Shultz and Caspar W. Weinberger Thursday rejected criticism that they had distanced themselves from the affair. Secretary of State Shultz, who was traveling in China, disputed the conclusion of the commission, headed by former Sen. John Tower (R-Tex.), that he had intentionally avoided learning details of the U.S.
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