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Encyclopedia > Ed Derwinski
Ed Derwinski
Ed Derwinski

In office
March 15, 1989 – September 26, 1992
Preceded by (none)
Succeeded by Jesse Brown

Born September 15, 1926
Chicago, Illinois
Political party Republican


Edward Joseph Derwinski (b. September 15, 1926) was the first United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, serving under President George H.W. Bush from March 15, 1989 to September 26, 1992. Image File history File links Ed_derwinski. ... The United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs is the head of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the department concerned with veterans benefits and related matters. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Jesse Brown was the United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, appointed in 1993 by Bill Clinton. ... September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... For other uses, see Republican Party (disambiguation) or GOP (disambiguation). ... September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... The United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs is the head of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the department concerned with veterans benefits and related matters. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Order: 41st President Vice President: Dan Quayle Term of office: January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993 Preceded by: Ronald Reagan Succeeded by: Bill Clinton Date of birth: June 12, 1924 Place of birth: Milton, Massachusetts First Lady: Barbara Pierce Bush Political party: Republican George Herbert Walker Bush, KBE (born... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


He served in the United States Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II and in the postwar U.S. occupation of Japan. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 1951. He is a celebrated member of Alpha Delta Gamma Fraternity. In 1957 he was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives where he served one term before winning election to the United States House of Representatives in 1959. He would serve 11 terms as a Republican representative from the 4th District of Illinois, part of Chicago, eventually becoming ranking member of the House Foreign Relations Committee. He also served as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly 1971-1972 and as chairman of the U.S. delegation to the Interparliamentary Union from 1970-1972 and 1978-1980. The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States armed forces and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... A map of the Pacific Theatre. ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... At the end of the Second World War, Japan was occupied by the Allied Powers. ... A garden sign welcomes residents and visitors to Rogers Park as home of Loyola University Chicago. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Illinois House of Representatives convenes at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 0 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... The U.S. House Committee on International Relations (also known as the House International Relations Committee, the House Foreign Relations Committee or the House Foreign Affairs Committee), is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives which is in charge of bills and investigations related to the foreign... The United Nations General Assembly (GA) is one of the five principal organs of the United Nations. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The Inter-Parliamentary Union is an international organization established in 1889 by William Randal Cremer (United Kingdom) and Frédéric Passy (France). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


After losing his 1982 reelection bid, President Ronald Reagan appointed him Counselor to the U.S. State Department. In 1987, Reagan appointed him Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology, where he served until the end of Reagan's term, shortly after which he was selected to head the VA. 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States Government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In several countries, Secretary of State is a senior government position. ...


A Polish-American, he was noted for his efforts on behalf of Eastern Europe, and for focusing public attention on the Serbian anti-Axis general Draža Mihailović. He served as head of "Ethnic Americans for Dole/Kemp" during the 1996 U.S. presidential election. He currently serves on the board of the Hellenic American Heritage Council and other organizations. He currently resides in Glen Ellyn, Illinois with his wife, the former Bonita Hickey. He has two adult children from his first marriage to Patricia Derwinski, Maureen and Michael. Kazimierz PuÅ‚aski monument in Washington. ... Regions of Europe as delineated by the United Nations (UN definition of Eastern Europe marked salmon):  Northern Europe  Western Europe  Eastern Europe  Southern Europe Pre-1989 division between the West (grey) and Eastern Bloc (orange) superimposed on current national boundaries: Russia (dark orange), other countries of the former USSR (medium... Anthem: Bože pravde (English: God of Justice) Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Serbian written with the Cyrillic alphabet1 Government Republic  - Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica  - President Boris Tadić Establishment    - Formation 814   - First Serbian Uprising 1804   - Internationally recognized July 13, 1878   - Kingdom of SCS created December 1, 1918   - SCG dissolved... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Dragoljub Drazha Mihailovich (Драгољуб Дража Михаиловић, also ÄŒiča, Draža Mihailović), (April 26, 1893 – July 17, 1946) was a Serbian general who led the Yugoslav Royal Army in the Fatherland, also referred to as Chetniks during World War II. Mihailović was tried and executed by the Yugoslav Government because he was a... Robert Joseph Bob Dole (born July 22, 1923) is best known as a former Republican presidential nominee in the 1996 presidential election, in which he was defeated by then-incumbent President Bill Clinton. ... Jack Kemp Jack French Kemp, Jr. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Glen Ellyn is a village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 0 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ...


References

  • U.S. Congress official biography
  • Congressional Record: Tribute to Ed Derwinski by Dan Rostenkowski, May 17, 1990
Preceded by
(none)
United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs
March 15, 1989September 26, 1992
Succeeded by
Jesse Brown

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