Diplomat Lawrence Eagleburger dies at 80

Diplomat Lawrence Eagleburger dies at 80

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Lawrence Eagleburger
Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee about American-European diplomatic relations on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 14, 2007. (UPI Photo/David Brody)

Lawrence Sidney Eagleburger (August 1, 1930 – June 4, 2011) was an American statesman and former career diplomat, who served briefly as the United States Secretary of State under President George H. W. Bush. Previously, he had served in lesser capacities under Presidents Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

Eagleberger is the only career foreign service officer to serve as the United States Secretary of State to date.

Eagleburger was born in Milwaukee, the son of Helen (née Van Ornum), an elementary school teacher, and Leon Sidney Eagleburger, a physician. He graduated from P J Jacobs High School in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, then attended Stevens Point State College (now the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point), before earning his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. During his time at Wisconsin, he joined Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. On May 6, 1995, he delivered the commencement address to the 1995 graduating class of James Madison University.

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