Warren Christopher

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Warren Christopher
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63rd United States Secretary of State
In office
January 20, 1993 – January 17, 1997
PresidentBill Clinton
DeputyClifton R. Wharton, Jr. (1993–1994)
Strobe Talbott (1994–1997)
Preceded byLawrence Eagleburger
Succeeded byMadeleine Albright
5th United States Deputy Secretary of State
In office
February 26, 1977 – January 20, 1981
PresidentJimmy Carter
LeaderCyrus Vance (1977–1980)
Edmund Muskie (1980–1981)
Preceded byCharles W. Robinson
Succeeded byWilliam P. Clark, Jr.
7th United States Deputy Attorney General
In office
March 10, 1967 – January 20, 1969
PresidentLyndon B. Johnson
LeaderRamsey Clark
Preceded byRamsey Clark
Succeeded byRichard G. Kleindienst
Personal details
BornWarren Minor Christopher
(1925-10-27)October 27, 1925
Scranton, North Dakota, U.S.
DiedMarch 18, 2011(2011-03-18) (aged 85)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Joan Southgate Workman (divorced)
Marie Wyllis (m. 1956 – his death)
ChildrenLynn, Scott, Thomas, Kristen
ResidenceCentury City, California, U.S.
Carpinteria, California, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Southern California (B.A.)
Stanford Law School (J.D.)
ProfessionLawyer, diplomat, public servant
ReligionMethodist
Signature
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service1942–1946
RankUS-O1 insignia.svg Ensign
Battles/warsWorld War II

Warren Minor Christopher (October 27, 1925 – March 18, 2011) was an American lawyer, diplomat and politician.

Early life[change | change source]

Christopher was born in Scranton, North Dakota on October 27, 1925. He was raised in Los Angeles, California. Christopher studied at the University of Southern California and at Stanford Law School.

Career[change | change source]

Christopher served as the 63rd Secretary of State under Bill Clinton's presidency. He also served as Deputy Attorney General in the Lyndon B. Johnson administration, and as Deputy Secretary of State in the Jimmy Carter administration.

At the time of his death, he was a Senior Partner at O'Melveny & Myers[1] in the firm's Century City, California, office. He also served as a professor in the College Honors Program at the University of California, Los Angeles. At the behest of Al Gore, Christopher oversaw the Vice President's Florida recount effort in the aftermath of the disputed United States presidential election, 2000.

Personal life[change | change source]

He married Joan Workman during the 1940s. They had two children. They soon filed for a divorce. Christopher soon remarried in 1956. They had two children. Their marriage would last until his death in 2011. Christopher lived in Los Angeles and in Century City, California.

Death[change | change source]

Christopher died at his home in Los Angeles, California on March 18, 2011, from complications of kidney and bladder cancer. He was 85 years old.[1][2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Robert D. Hershey Jr. (March 19, 2011). "Warren Christopher, Ex-Secretary of State, Dies at 85". The New York Times.
  2. Tripp, Leslie (2011-03-19). "Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher dies". CNN. Retrieved 2011-03-19.
  3. "Former US Secretary of State Warren Christopher dies". BBC. March 19, 2011. Retrieved March 19, 2011.

Other websites[change | change source]

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