Sandy Berger

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Sandy Berger
19th United States National Security Advisor
In office
March 14, 1997 – January 20, 2001
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byAnthony Lake
Succeeded byCondoleezza Rice
United States Deputy National Security Advisor
In office
January 20, 1993 – March 14, 1997
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byJonathan Howe
Succeeded byJames Steinberg
Personal details
Samuel Richard Berger

(1945-10-28)October 28, 1945
Millerton, New York, U.S.
DiedDecember 2, 2015(2015-12-02) (aged 70)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Susan Harrison Berger[1]
Children3 children
Alma materCornell University(Bachelor of Arts)
Harvard University(Juris Doctor)
OccupationPolitical consultant
Political pundit

Samuel Richard "Sandy" Berger (October 28, 1945 – December 2, 2015) was an American political consultant of Jewish descent.[2] He served as the United States National Security Advisor for President Bill Clinton from March 14, 1997 until January 20, 2001. Before that, he served as the Deputy National Security Advisor for the Clinton Administration from January 20, 1993 until March 14, 1997.

In 2005, Berger got a fine of $50,000 and had to do 100 hours of community service because he had taken documents from the National Archives in Washington although he wasn't allowed to do this.[3][4]

Sandy Berger died of cancer of unknown primary origin in Washington, D.C. on December 2, 2015, aged 70.[5]

References[change | change source]

  2. Maisel, Louis Sandy; Forman, Ira N. (2001). Jews in American Politics. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 309. ISBN 978-0-7425-0181-2.
  5. "Albright Stonebridge Group Announces the Passing of Samuel R. Berger" (PDF). Albright Stonebridge Group. December 2, 2015. Retrieved December 2, 2015.