Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger dies

Jamie Klatell
The Hill

Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger has died at age 80.

Eagleburger, a career foreign service officer, helmed the State Department in 1992 under President George H.W. Bush.

He took over as secretary from James Baker, who had left to lead Bush’s unsuccessful reelection campaign.

Current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Eagleburger was “a strong voice and stalwart champion for America’s values.”

“He was outspoken, but always the consummate diplomat,” Clinton said in a statement. “Even in retirement, Larry remained a staunch advocate for the causes he believed in. He never stopped caring, contributing, and speaking out.”

After leaving the State Department, Eagleburger acted as the chairman of the International Commission on Holocaust-Era Insurance Claims and served on the Iraq Study Group…

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