Warren Christopher, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Warren Christopher

former U.S. Secretary of State

Date of Birth: 27-Oct-1925

Place of Birth: Scranton, North Dakota, United States

Date of Death: 18-Mar-2011

Profession: writer, lawyer, politician, military officer, diplomat

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio


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About Warren Christopher

  • Warren Minor Christopher (October 27, 1925 – March 18, 2011) was an American lawyer, diplomat, and politician.
  • During Bill Clinton's first term as president, Christopher served as the 63rd Secretary of State.
  • Born in Scranton, North Dakota, Christopher clerked for Supreme Court Justice William O.
  • Douglas after graduating from Stanford Law School.
  • He became a partner in the firm of O'Melveny & Myers and served as Deputy Attorney General from 1967 to 1969 under President Lyndon B.
  • Johnson.
  • He served as Deputy Secretary of State under President Jimmy Carter, holding that position from 1977 to 1981.
  • In 1991, he chaired the Christopher Commission, which investigated the Los Angeles Police Department in the wake of the Rodney King incident. During the 1992 presidential election, Christopher headed Bill Clinton's search for a running mate, and Clinton chose Senator Al Gore.
  • After Clinton won the 1992 election, Christopher led the Clinton administration's transition process, and he took office as Secretary of State in 1993.
  • As Secretary of State, Christopher sought to expand NATO, broker peace in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, and pressure China regarding its human rights practices.
  • He also helped negotiate the Dayton Agreement, which ended the Bosnian War.
  • He left office in 1997, and was succeeded by Madeleine Albright. Christopher oversaw the Gore campaign's Florida recount effort in the aftermath of the disputed 2000 presidential election.
  • At the time of his death in 2011, he was a Senior Partner at O'Melveny & Myers in the firm's Century City, California, office.
  • He also served as a professor at the University of California at Los Angeles.

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