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Q: Secretary of State in November 1984? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Secretary of State in November 1984?
Category: Reference, Education and News
Asked by: telarium-ga
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Posted: 03 May 2005 18:09 PDT
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Question ID: 517422
Who was Secretary of State in the United States in November 1984?
Subject: Re: Secretary of State in November 1984?
Answered By: markj-ga on 03 May 2005 18:21 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
telarium --

George P. Schultz was Secretary of State from 1982 until the end of
the Reagan administration in January 1989.

Here is an authoritative source for that information, as well as for
information about the service of all other Reagan administration
cabinet members:

The Internet Public Library: POTUS: Ronald Wilson Reagan

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telarium-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
Perfect, I certainly wish I was more knowledgeable of previous U.S. administrations!

Subject: Re: Secretary of State in November 1984?
From: markj-ga on 03 May 2005 18:30 PDT
telarium --

Thanks for the kind words, the five stars and the tip.  Come back again!

Subject: Re: Secretary of State in November 1984?
From: af40-ga on 03 May 2005 20:11 PDT
Just to add an additional factoid. George Schultz became Secretary of
State after Gen. Alexander Haig's resignation. Haig had resigned on
June 25, 1982, most likely because of mounting controversy surrounding
comments he'd made while President Reagan was recuperating from as
assasination attempt in the previous year.  The controversial comments
were made during a White House press conference. With Vice President
George Bush away on a trip in Texas, Haig held the conference in order
to show reporters that the executive was still functioning, but his
answer to a reporter as to who was in charge caused many to feel he
was overstepping his authority. Haig answered, "As of now,I am in
control here in the White House, pending the return of the vice
president." (Time Magazine, April 13,1981).

Although Haig had held on to his job for a year afterwards, his
imperious attitude, a lack of strong support in the Reagan
administration, and his own health problems probably led to his

At the time of Haig's departure, President Reagan did not offer a
lengthy explanation as to why Haig resigned, simply stating, "If there
was something involved in this that the American people needed to
know, with regard to their own welfare, then I would be frank with the
American people and tell them." [But regarding Haig's resignation,
there is nothing that] "would in any way benefit the people to
know."(UPI, July 2, 1982).

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