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Caspar W. Weinberger


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1952 Republican AD-21 35946 Win
11-02-1954 Republican AD-21 32132 Win
11-06-1956 Republican AD-21 43256 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: August 18, 1917 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Jane Dalton (in 1942)
Children: Arlin Cerise Weinberger and Caspar Willard Weinberger, Jr.
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: March 28, 2006 in Bangor, Maine

1958: Primary Candidate for Attorney General
1960-1962: Vice Chairman, California Republican Party
1962-1964: Chairman, California Republican Party
1967-1968: Chairman, Commission on California State Government Organisation and Economy
1968-1970: State Director of Finance
1970: Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
1970-1972: Deputy Director, US Office of Management and Budget
1972-1973: Director, U.S. Office of Management and Budget
1973-1975: U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare
1981-1987: U.S. Secretary of Defense
1988-1990: Member, Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board

  • AWARD: Presidential Medal of Freedom (1987)
  • KNIGHTHOOD: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (UK) in 1988.
  • The California Department of Finance Conference Room was named the Weinberger Conference Room in December 2006.

Source: California Blue Book (1954)