The Foreign Service Journal, June 2003

lending his name to this facility.” It is for the same reasons that on June 26, George P. Shultz will receive the American Foreign Service Association’s award for Lifetime Contributions to American Diplomacy. (Previous recipients are U. Alexis Johnson, Frank Carlucci, George H.W. Bush, Lawrence Eagleburger, Cyrus Vance, David Newsom, Lee Hamilton and Thomas Pickering.) George Pratt Shultz was born in New York City on Dec. 13, 1920. He graduated from Princeton University in 1942 with a B.A. in economics, and then joined the U.S. Marine Corps, serving through 1945. After the war, Shultz earned a Ph.D. in industrial economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1949. Shultz spent most of the next two decades in academia. He taught at MIT from 1948 to 1957, though he did take a year’s leave of absence in 1955 to serve as senior staff econo- mist on President Dwight Eisenhower’s Council of Economic Advisers. In 1957, he was appointed professor of indus- trial relations in the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business, and became dean of the school in 1962. From 1968 to 1969, he was a fel- low at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, the beginning of a long association with that institution. Shultz served in the administration of President Richard Nixon as Secretary of Labor from January 1969 to June 1970, at which time he was appointed director of the Office of Management and Budget. He 48 F O R E I G N S E R V I C E J O U R N A L / J U N E 2 0 0 3 “The war on terrorism brings out — if it needed to be brought out — the central importance of vital, skillful diplomacy.” Receiving the Medal of Freedom from President Ronald Reagan in 1989. Above left, Secretary of State Shultz conferring with Colin Powell. Right, speaking at Stanford University in 1992. Below, Treasury Secretary Shultz shaking hands with a predecessor, Alexander Hamilton, in 1978.