Lawrence Sidney Eagleburger

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Lawrence Sidney Eagleburger became a member of the Iraq Study Group in November 2006 following the November 8, 2006, nomination of Group member Robert M. Gates by President George W. Bush to serve as Secretary of Defense and to replace Donald H. Rumsfeld, who resigned the same day.

Eagleburger, "a retired foreign service officer," served under Group Co-Chair James A. Baker III, "as deputy secretary of state and became secretary of state in August 1992 when Baker became White House chief of staff." [1] Eagleburger also served briefly as Secretary of State under President George H.W. Bush.

Among other boards, Eagleburger has served on the Board of Directors at Halliburton. [2] He is also on the board of counselors for the Arabic media group Layalina Productions.


Lawrence Sidney Eagleburger (1930-) was born in Milwaukee. Described as a career diplomat, Eagleburger joined the Foreign Service in 1957 and held a series of embassy, State Department, national security, and Defense Department posts before serving as Ambassador (1977-81) to Yugoslavia. He was a State Department Assistant Secretary (1981-82) and Undersecretary (1982-84) before serving as Deputy Secretary of State (1989-92) and Secretary of State (1992-93) under President George Herbert Walker Bush, becoming the first Foreign Service officer to hold the latter post.[3]

Eagleburger serves as President of Kissinger Associates, Inc. and currently [4] Senior Foreign Policy Advisor with Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell (a Washington D.C. law firm). As a member of the board of directors of the Halliburton Company, he is a member of the Audit, the Compensation and the Management Oversight and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

"Mr. Eagleburger is one of the United States leading experts in foreign policy and global diplomatic affairs. He is known throughout the world for his role during the Gulf War in the early 1990s and has remained a prominent government and private sector advisor in the Middle East over recent years. Mr. Eagleburger has nearly four decades of international political experience serving as the U.S. Secretary of State during President Bush's administration. He has also held the posts of Deputy Secretary of State, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, and U.S. Ambassador to Yugoslavia during the James Earl Carter, Jr. and Ronald Reagan years.

"Since leaving the U.S. State Department in 1993, Mr. Eagleburger has served as the senior foreign policy advisor for the Washington, D.C. based law firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman and Caldwell. He is also currently Chairman of the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims in Washington, D.C. Mr. Eagleburger holds a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin." [5]


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  1. Board, American Academy of Diplomacy, accessed July 30, 2007.
  2. Directors, International Foundation for Education and Self-Help, accessed August 26, 2008.
  3. Board, It's My Party Too (Cached 2006), accessed August 28, 2008.
  4. Trustees, Council for America's First Freedom, accessed January 30, 2009.


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