George P. Schultz, a New Jerseyan who held four cabinet posts under two presidents, died on February 6. He was 100.
Schultz grew up in Englewood, attending what is now called the Dwight-Englewood School and later Princeton University.
He had served as an economics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago before President Richard Nixon nominated him to serve as U.S. Secretary of Labor in 1969.
In 1970, Nixon later named Schultz to serve as the first director of the newly-reorganized Office of Management and Budget.
Nixon nominated Schultz to serve as the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury in 1972. He held the post for nearly two years before departing in 1974.
Following the resignation of Alexander Haig, who also had close ties to New Jersey, President Ronald Reagan name Schultz as the U.S. Secretary of State. He held that post for the duration of the Reagan administration and was replaced in 1989 by James Baker.
“George Shultz was a son of New Jersey and a servant of our country,” said Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown). “His legacy and life will be felt by generations to come.”
During War II, Schultz served as an artillery officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Born in New York City, Schultz was the only son of Birl E. Schultz, a philosopher who worked for the New York Stock Exchange, and Margaret Schultz, an active member of Englewood’s Nemo Bowling Club.