AKA Leslie Aspin, Jr.
Birthplace: Milwaukee, WI
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Wisconsin Memorial Park Cemetery, Brookfield, WI
Race or Ethnicity: White
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
International Security Leadership Award 1995
Sued by the ACLU (Jul-1993)
Risk Factors: Pacemaker
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