American economist and businessman who served as the 60th U.S. Secretary of State from 1982 to 1989 for Ronald Reagan. He was also the United States Secretary of Labor from 1969 to 1970. He became the 62nd United States Secretary of the Treasury in 1972.
Before politics, he was a professor of economics at MIT and the University of Chicago.
He held honorary degrees from Columbia, Princeton, and Northwestern. He lived until he was 100 years old.
He married Charlotte Mailliard Swig in 1997, after the death of his first wife.
He was Secretary of Labor during the presidency of Richard Nixon.