September 19, 1987 |
National Security Council officials, overriding objections from Secretary of State George P. Shultz, effectively commandeered a State Department agency in 1983 to marshal political and public-relations backing for the Nicaraguan rebels, the House Iran- contra investigative committee said Friday. Internal Reagan Administration documents, released by the House panel on Friday, detailed bureaucratic sparring between Shultz and former National Security Adviser William P.
November 3, 1991 |
As Ronald Reagan and throngs of admirers celebrate the opening of his presidential library this week, some longtime faithful lament that their 80-year-old leader has forsaken old friends who helped wage "the Reagan revolution" in Sacramento and Washington. The discontent among some conservative followers was sparked by the abrupt dismissal of three former members of his inner circle from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, which built the library and will run its public affairs center.
February 3, 1991
William P. Clark, 83, former Oxnard chief of police and veteran Ventura County rancher. He was the father of William P. Clark Jr., former California Supreme Court justice who was secretary of the Department of Interior during the Reagan Administration. The senior Clark, son of Ventura County Sheriff Robert E. Clark, first worked for the U.S. Forest Service, and later as an undersheriff with his father. He was Oxnard police chief from 1947 to 1950.
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February 21, 2006 |
Former San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Angela Alioto won't even say how many times she failed the California bar examination before she finally was licensed to practice law. "Consider it to be several," said the antidiscrimination lawyer and daughter of the late San Francisco mayor and famed antitrust lawyer, Joseph Alioto. "And understand," she quickly added, "that for the last two years in a row I have been nominated as a national trial lawyer of the year."
May 24, 1990 |
Five years after leaving the post of U.S. secretary of the interior, William P. Clark Jr. is again working on department business--but now he's helping an old friend fight for more money in a real estate deal with Clark's old agency. Clark maintains that he has not taken an advocate's position in the talks, instead acting as a "friend of the court" in Oxnard attorney Francis Gherini's negotiations with the National Park Service over a 6,264-acre property on Santa Cruz Island.
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August 2, 1991 |
Three longtime associates of former President Ronald Reagan are being bounced from the board that is raising money for Reagan's presidential library near Simi Valley. The Washington Post is calling the ouster a "purge" orchestrated by Nancy Reagan. But Lodwrick M. Cook, chairman of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, denied through a spokesman Thursday that Nancy Reagan engineered the departure of the three men--Edwin Meese III, William P. Clark and Martin Anderson.