STATE’S WITNESS: The mementos in the George P. Shultz Conference Room at Hoover testify to the many dimensions of his career and global connections.

Steadfast

With a long life of service to his credit — in education, government and public affairs — George Shultz is still on active duty.

OUTREACH: Reagan about to meet Gorbachev in Geneva in 1985. With him are National Security Advisor Bud McFarlane, Shultz, Ambassador to the USSR Arthur Hartman and White House Chief of Staff Donald Regan.

Shultz, Reagan, Gorbachev and Shevardnadze came within one word of agreeing to eliminate all Soviet and american nuclear weapons.

TOP THREE: Shultz, Reagan and Vice-President George H.W. Bush outside the Oval Office in 1984.

“It’s a great mistake to want the job too much, because then you do things to keep the job that you probably wouldn’t do otherwise.”

FAREWELL, FRIEND: As the body of President Reagan lies in state at the Capitol, Shultz pays his respects on June 10, 2004.

Despite dealing with dozens of tyrants and dictators, the only person ever to intimidate him was Mr. Metzger, an English teacher.

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