Lawrence Sidney Eagleburger Net Worth

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Lawrence Sidney Eagleburger (August 1, 1930 – June 4, 2011), also known as Lawrence of Macedonia, was an American statesman and career diplomat, who served briefly as the Secretary of State under President George H. W. Bush. Previously, he had served in lesser capacities under Presidents Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and as Deputy Secretary of State under George H. W. Bush.Eagleburger is the only career Foreign Service Officer to have served as Secretary of State.
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Date Of BirthAugust 1, 1930
Place Of BirthMilwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
EducationUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison
SpouseMarlene Ann Heinemann
ChildrenLawrence Andrew Eagleburger, Lawrence Jason Eagleburger, Lawrence Scott Eagleburger
Star SignLeo
1[on the Iraqi invasion]: I am scared to death that they are going to convince the president that they can do this overthrow Saddam Hussein on the cheap and we'll find ourselves in the middle of a swamp because we didn't plan to do it in the right way.
2[on the Foreign Service examination]: I took it, passed it, took the oral exam, and passed that. Up until then, I had never even thought of the Foreign Service.
3We could not have been better represented in Yugoslavia during the tense period after Tito's death.
4You're going to have to change your approach if you want a close relationship with the United States. You can't hold Yugoslavia together by force.
5They won't let you smoke down in the Sit Room anymore. Well, I better go see if they finally figured out the damn war.
6"...pot-induced behavior by an erratic leftist." [an offhand remark following an after-dinner speech in November 1983, when asked for his reaction to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's call for arms reduction talks; he later had to apologize].
7I don't care what anybody says about the domino theory having been discredited in Southeast Asia -- number one, if you were a Cambodian or a Laotian you might argue that there was something to the theory. [New York Times, April 22, 1984]
8[asked if he thought that the Soviet Union would ever change:] Not in my lifetime. ... If I were sitting here forty years from now, having the same discussion, the answer would be the same. Not in my lifetime. ... The Soviet system for sixty years has demonstrated its inability to change. ... It cannot adapt. [U.S. News & World Report, June 11, 1984]
9I grew up in a Republican family. My father was somewhere to the right of Genghis Khan. I can even remember, as a very young kid, his banging the table for Alf Landon one day [in 1936].
10[when the Soviet Union dissolved:] There is no guarantee that the new states of Central and Eastern Europe or those of the former Soviet Union will evolve into friendly, prosperous democracies. They face formidable obstacles along the path of reform, as Communism has driven these countries and their economies to the brink of ruin. In the final analysis, success will depend on the will and determination of the governments and peoples of the region. But Western assistance can make a difference, and we have an obligation before history and to future generations to do our part in helping to make their democratic experiment a success. What is at stake for us is whether the recent transformation of dangerous adversaries into friends and partners is a permanent or a passing phenomenon. [testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, March 11, 1992]
1He had one son by his first marriage which ended in divorce. He had two sons named Lawrence by his second marriage. His sons Scott of Madison, Wisconsin; Andrew and Jason both of Charlottesville, Virginia; a sister Jean Case of Las Vegas, Nevada; and three grandchildren.
2He began his Foreign Service career in the early 1960s. In the 1980s, he spent seven years and two tours of duty in Europe particularly the Balkan states. He served as United States Ambassador in Belgrade, Yugoslavia but was unable to maintain the country's stability.
3During the George H.W. Bush's presidency from 1989 to 1992, he was second in command at the State Department under James A. Baker III. He served as Henry Kissinger's aide in the Middle Esat. He was sent to Israel in 1991 at the start of the Persian Gulf War which was to remove Iraq from Kuwait.
4He retired from the Foreign Service in 1984 and was employed as a consultant at Kissinger's firm. He returned to government service in 1989 as deputy secretary of state under James Baker. He was named acting secretary of state in August 1992. He was officially named Secretary of State from December 8,1992 to January 19,1993. He served the second shortest term as secretary of state.
5During Kissinger's term as secretary of state, he was his top aide. In June 1969, he was sent to NATO as head of the political section. He returned in 1973 to be Kissinger's executive assistant. He was responsible for the State Deparment during the Watergate period and America's foreign policy for the White House.
6From 1962 to 1965, he was an economics officer for the American Embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
7In 2003, President George W. Bush asked him to lead the United States delegation at the funeral of Zoran Djindjic, the assassinated Serbian prime minister.
8Son of Leon Eagleburger and Helen Eagleburger of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His father served in the United States Army during World War II. The family moved to Mississippi and later to Seattle, Washington and returned to Stevens Point, Wisconsin in 1946.
9He was a leader of the Wisconsin Young Republicans from 1949 to 1951. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a Bachelor's Degree. He joined the United States Army from 1952 to 1954.
10During his Foreign Service time, he was assigned to Honduras and to the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research where he was assigned to Serbian-Croatian language training which started his identification with Yugoslavia.
11He was assigned to Washington DC where he was a special assistant to former Secretary of State Dean Acheson. He later joined as an expert of European Affairs the staff of Walt W. Rostow who was head of the National Security Council. He returned to the State Department as a special assistant to Nicholas Deb. Katzenbach, the under secretary of state.
12After an illness in June 1969, he was assigned to Brussels, Belgium and served in the Pentagon before Henry Kissinger assigned him to the State Department when he became secretary of state in 1973.
13During Carter's administration, he served as an American envoy in Yugoslavia and returned to Washington D.C. under President Ronald Reagan. He was appointed as assistant secretary for European Affairs under Alexander M. Haig Jr., then secretary of state. He was promoted to under secretary of state for political affairs.
14After resigning from government service, he spent five years at Kissinger Associates before returning to the state department as James Baker's deputy secretary of state. He was sent on missions to Israel and China after the Tiananmen Square and to Panama after the American invasion in 1989.
15U.S. Secretary of State (1992-1993).
16U.S. government official, a moderate Republican, who was employed by presidents of both parties. As vice-chairman for his congressional district of the Wisconsin Young Republicans from 1950 to 1951, Eagleburger spoke out against Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy's horrific anti-Communist witch-hunting. He spent his career in the foreign service as Henry Kissinger's deputy, in the State Department, and briefly as Secretary of State in 1992. Under President Jimmy Carter, Eagleburger served as ambassador to what was then Yugoslavia (he had studied the Serbo-Croatian language). In 1981, Eagleburger was named assistant secretary for European affairs under President Ronald Reagan. He supported Reagan's funding of the Contra rebels fighting to overthrow the government of Nicaragua. Under President George Bush, Eagleburger returned to the State Department as deputy to Secretary James Baker III in 1989. Three years later, he was White House chief of staff and manager of the flagging Bush reelection campaign.
17While second secretary in the American embassy's economics section in Yugoslavia, Eagleburger became a hero following the terrible 1963 earthquake in Skopje, Macedonia. He directed a massive relief effort, almost single-handedly arranging for the construction of an army field hospital. The local people called him Lawrence of Macedonia. When President Jimmy Carter appointed him Ambassador to Yugoslavia in 1977, Eagleburger was cheered in the streets upon his return to Belgrade.
18Eagleburger had one son by his first marriage and two by his second - all three of whom are named Lawrence. He said he named them all after himself out of ego and "to screw up the Social Security system." To avoid confusion, the boys use their middle names--Scott, Andrew, and Jason.
19He is a sufferer of myasthenia gravis, a chronic muscle disease.


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