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Donald Rumsfeld- Bio

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Donald Rumsfeld aka Donald Henry Rumsfeld is a Republican born in Evaston, Illinois. He was the Secretary of Defense of United States of America in 1975-77 and 2001-06. During the Bush reign he was forced to resign after the reports of abusing of prisoners in Iraq jails.

On any terms he was the youngest and the oldest Secretary of Defense for his Nation. Mr. Rumsfeld is a retired navy fighter pilot, a politician and also a business man.

Mr. Rumsfeld was born to George Donald Rumsfeld and Jeannette Huster on July of 9th 1932. Mr. Rumsfeld went to a private school and then attended Princeton University. He was pretty good at sports as he was a star wrestler and also admitted in the light football team, add to it captain for the both sports in the later stages.

Mr. Rumsfeld got marr ied to Joyce H. Pierson from whom he had three children. He is now a proud grandfather of eight children. During his service in the navy he was a naval aviator and a flight instructor. Currently Mr. Rumsfeld is the Chairman of a famous pharmaceutical company. In the time between his two terms at the Pentagon, he was CEO of pharmaceutical giant G D Searle & Company from 1976 to 1985.

Rumsfeld saw two wars as regional conflicts which were necessary to unable to mount any serious defense. He sold off several Searle subsidiaries, reduced the payroll by up to fifty percent. This notorious in the Business world and he made it to the Fortune's list of the ten toughest bosses in America of his time.

During his last term as Secretary of Defense he was forced to resign after leaking out of reports that Iraqi prisoners in Iraq jail after the attack were sexually harassed by American troops. Mr. Bush was all along his side till the end but Mr. Rumsfeld resigned in the end on 6th November 2006.
These are some of the famous and funny quotes by Mr. Rumsfeld:

• "We do know of certain knowledge that he [Osama Bin Laden] is either in Afghanistan, or in some other country, or dead."

• "We know where they are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat." –on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction

• "[Osama Bin Laden is] either alive and well or alive and not too well or not alive."

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Tags: usa, 1975, politician

Category: Celebrities  - ( Celebrities Archive)

Date Added: 23 April '10

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