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Les Aspin

Les AspinAKA Leslie Aspin, Jr.

Born: 21-Jul-1938
Birthplace: Milwaukee, WI
Died: 21-May-1995
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Wisconsin Memorial Park Cemetery, Brookfield, WI

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of Defense, 1993-94

Military service: US Army (1966-68, Capt., systems analyst in the Pentagon)

Highly credentialed and capable, during his year as Secretary of Defense Aspin oversaw Don't Ask Don't Tell, as well as some messy business in both Haiti and Somalia. He left the position for health reasons mostly related to his heart problems, and died of a stroke the following year.

Father: Leslie Aspin, Sr.
Mother: Marie Orth
Girlfriend: K. T. McFarland (ex)

    High School: Shorewood High School, Shorewood, WI
    University: BA, Yale University (1960)
    University: MA, Oxford University (1962)
    University: PhD Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1966)
    Professor: Marquette University (1994-95)

    Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board Chairman (1994-95)
    US Secretary of Defense (21-Jan-1993 to 3-Feb-1994 under Bill Clinton)
    US Congressman, Wisconsin 1st (3-Jan-1971 to 20-Jan-1993, resigned)
    US Official Staff Asst. Walter Heller, Council of Economic Advisers (1963)
    Congressional Staff to Sen. William Proxmire (1960)
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Coalition for a Democratic Majority Advisory Board
    Zeta Psi Fraternity
    Rhodes Scholarship
    International Security Leadership Award 1995
    Sued by the ACLU (Jul-1993)
    Stroke 19-May-1995
    Coma 20-May-1995
    Risk Factors: Pacemaker

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