Christopher, Warren M.

Signed photo of the lawyer-statesman, 63rd US Secretary of State

Price: $45.00

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(1925-2011) Lawyer and government official, US Secretary of State 1993-97 (Clinton). After 1949 graduation from Stanford School of Law, he clerked for Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. Special counsel to California Governor Edmund Brown and vice-chairman of the commission established by governor in 1965 to investigate causes of the Watts riots. He also served as a consultant to the State Department and helped negotiate several international trade agreements. As Deputy Attorney General 1967-69, he assisted federal efforts to combat urban riots in Detroit in 1967 and in Chicago in 1968, then returned to his law firm in California. In 1977, he was appointed Deputy Secretary of State. After militants in Iran seized the US Embassy and held its occupants hostage Nov. 1979-Jan. 1981, he was in charge of negotiating the release of the 52 captured Americans. For his skillful and successful negotiations, he was awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award. Returned to law practice, he headed a commission to investigate charges of brutality and racism in the LA Police Department in 1991. When Bill Clinton was assured of the 1992 Democratic nomination, Christopher headed the team that selected Al Gore as his VP running mate. After the election, Clinton asked him to help select members of the new Cabinet and to head his transition staff. In 1993, Christopher was sworn in as 63rd US Secretary of State. After establishing some degree of order in Somalia, US troops were withdrawn by the end of March 1994. In April the civil war among the states of the former Yugoslavia entered its 2nd year and peace negotiations in the Middle East continued to be a sensitive issue. After Clinton was reelected in 1996, Christopher resigned having played an important role in several foreign policy successes, including: the Israel-PLO Oslo Accords; the Dayton Agreement to end the Bosnian War; normalization of US-Vietnam relations; the Rwandan Genocide; Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti; and the Khobar Towers (Saudi Arabia) bombing. SP, 7 x 5 b&w glossy bust portrait

Condition: Very good
Type:Photograph






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