William E. Simon, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


William E. Simon

Secretary of the Treasury, businessman

Date of Birth: 27-Nov-1927

Place of Birth: Paterson, New Jersey, United States

Date of Death: 03-Jun-2000

Profession: businessperson, politician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About William E. Simon

  • William Edward Simon (November 27, 1927 – June 3, 2000) was an American businessman, a Secretary of Treasury of the U.S.
  • for three years, and a philanthropist.
  • He became the 63rd Secretary of the Treasury on May 9, 1974, during the Nixon administration.
  • After Nixon resigned, Simon was reappointed by President Ford and served until 1977 when President Carter took office.
  • Outside of government, he was a successful businessman and philanthropist.
  • The William E.
  • Simon Foundation carries on this legacy.
  • He styled himself as a strong advocate of laissez-faire capitalism.
  • He wrote, "There is only one social system that reflects the sovereignty of the individual: the free-market, or capitalist, system".

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