Weinberger, Caspar W(illard)

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WEINBERGER, Caspar W(illard)

WEINBERGER, Caspar W(illard). American, b. 1917. Genres: Politics/ Government. Career: Admitted to the Bar of the State of California; law clerk to U.S. Court of Appeals judge William E. Orr, 1945-47; Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe (law firm), San Francisco, CA, 1947-69, partner, 1959-69; state of California, legislative member from 21st district, 1952-58, chair of Government Organization and Economy Commission, 1967-68, director of Finance, 1968-69; U.S. Government, Washington, DC, chair of Federal Trade Commission, 1970, deputy director, 1970-72, director of Office of Management and Budget, 1972-73, secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1973-75, secretary of Defense, 1981-87; Bechtel Group, San Francisco, vice president, director, and general counsel, 1975-80; Rogers & Wells (international law firm), Washington, DC, counsel, 1988-94; Forbes magazine, NYC, chairman and columnist, 1988-. Appointed to posts on the Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and the National Economic Commission under President Ronald Reagan; lecturer on political issues. Host of weekly TV program Profile: Bay Area, broadcast on KQED, 1959-68. Publications: Fighting for Peace: Seven Critical Years in the Pentagon, 1990; (co-author with P. Schweizer) The Next War, 1996; (with G. Roberts) In the Arena: A Memoir of the 20th Century, 2001. Address: Forbes, Inc, 1101 17th St NW Ste 406, Washington, DC 20036-4720, U.S.A.