Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution; Former Secretary of State for the United States; Honorary Member of the URI President's Council
The Honorable George P. Shultz has had a distinguished career in government, academia, and business. He taught at MIT and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, where he became dean in 1962. He was appointed Secretary of Labor in 1969, Director of the Office of Management and Budget in 1970, and Secretary of the Treasury in 1972. From 1974 to 1982, he was President of Bechtel Group, Inc. During the Reagan administration, he served as Chairman of the President’s Economic Policy Advisory Board (1981-1982) and Secretary of State (1982-89). In 1989, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.