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William Edward Simon (November 27, 1927June 3, 2000) became the 63rd Secretary of the Treasury on May 8, 1974, during the Nixon administration. November 27 is the 331st day (332nd on leap years) of the year. ... 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Secretary of the Treasury is the finance minister of the Federal Government of the United States. ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Order: 37th President Vice President: Spiro Agnew (1969–1973), Gerald R. Ford (1973–1974) Term of office: January 20, 1969 – August 9, 1974 Preceded by: Lyndon B. Johnson Succeeded by: Gerald R. Ford Date of birth: January 9, 1913 Place of birth: Yorba Linda, California Date of death: April 22...


In August, he was asked to continue to serve in this position by President Ford, who shortly afterward appointed him Chairman of the Economic Policy Board and chief spokesman for the Administration on economic issues. On April 8, 1975, President Ford also named him Chairman of the newly created East-West Foreign Trade Board, established under the authority of the Trade Act of 1974. Order: 38th President Vice President: Nelson A. Rockefeller Term of office: August 9, 1974 – January 20, 1977 Preceded by: Richard Nixon Succeeded by: Jimmy Carter Date of birth: July 14, 1913 Place of birth: Omaha, Nebraska First Lady: Betty Ford Political party: Republican Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (99th in leap years). ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ...


At the time of his nomination as Treasury Secretary, Mr. Simon was serving as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, a post he had held from January 22, 1973. As Deputy Secretary, he supervised the Administration's program to restructure and improve U.S. financial institutions. He also served as the first Administrator of the Federal Energy Office. January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ...


From December 4, 1973, Mr. Simon simultaneously launched and administered the Federal Energy Administration at the height of the oil embargo. He also chaired the President's Oil Policy Committee and was instrumental in revising the mandatory oil import program in April 1973. Mr. Simon was a member of the President's Energy Resources Council and continued to have major responsibility for coordinating both domestic and international energy policy. December 4 is the 338th day (339th on leap years) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ...


In 1977, Mr. Simon received the Alexander Hamilton Award, the Treasury Department's highest honor. In 1976, while serving as Secretary of the Treasury, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt presented Mr. Simon with the Collar of the Republic/Order of the Nile. Mr. Simon's term as Secretary of the Treasury ended on January 20, 1977. 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... The United States Department of the Treasury is a Cabinet department, a treasury, of the United States government established by an Act of U.S. Congress in 1789 to manage the revenue of the United States government. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Anwar Sadat Mohamed Anwar el-Sadat – محمد أنورالسادات Arabic - (December 25, 1918 – October 6, 1981) Egyptian politician and President from 1970 to 1981. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ...


The son of an insurance executive, Mr. Simon was born in Paterson, New Jersey, on November 27, 1927. He was graduated from Newark Academy and, after service in the U.S. Army (infantry), received his B.A. from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, in 1951. He began his career with Union Securities in 1952. He served as Vice President of Weeden & Company before becoming the senior partner in charge of the Government and Municipal Bond departments at Salomon Brothers, where he was a member of the seven-man Executive Committee of the firm. The skyline of Paterson, New Jersey, showing the canyon of the Passaic River in the foreground. ... November 27 is the 331st day (332nd on leap years) of the year. ... 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Newark Academy is an independent school located in Livingston, New Jersey (USA). ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Infantry in the First World War Infantry (or Infantrymen) are soldiers who fight primarily on foot, using personal weapons. ... The Quad is the center of Lafayette College. ... Easton is a city located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Salomon Brothers was a Wall Street investment bank. ...


Following government service, Mr. Simon co-founded Wesray Corporation, a successful pioneer in mergers and acquisitions. Seven years later he launched WSGP International, which concentrated on investments in real estate and financial service organizations in the western United States and on the Pacific Rim. Most recently, in 1988, he founded William E. Simon & Sons, a global merchant bank with offices in New Jersey, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. Merchant banks are banks that specialize in activities that facilitate trade and commerce. ... State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (acting) Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ... Griffith Observatory and the Downtown Los Angeles skyline. ...


During his business career, Mr. Simon served on the boards of over thirty companies including Xerox, Citibank, Halliburton, Dart and Kraft, and United Technologies. In recognition of his visionary leadership in business, finance and public service, the Graduate School of Management at the University of Rochester was renamed the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration in 1986. Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) is the worlds largest supplier of toner-based (dry ink) photocopier machines and associated supplies. ... Citibank was founded in 1812 as City Bank of New York. ... Halliburton Energy Services (NYSE: HAL) is a multinational corporation based in Houston, Texas. ... United Technologies Corporation (UTC) (NYSE: UTX) is a major multinational corporation based in Hartford, Connecticut. ... Located in Rochester, New York and founded in 1850, the University of Rochester is a private, coeducational and nonsectarian research institution. ... The William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration is the business school of the University of Rochester. ...


Mr. Simon was an active member of the United States Olympic Committee for over 30 years. He served as Treasurer from 1977 to 1981 and as President of the U.S. Olympic Committee for the four-year period, which included the 1984 Games in Sarajevo and Los Angeles. He chaired the U.S. Olympic Foundation, created with the profits of the Los Angeles games, from 1985 through 1997, and was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1991. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is a non-profit organization that is the National Olympic Committee for the United States. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The XIV Olympic Winter Games were held in 1984 in Japan; and Falun/Göteborg, Sweden. ... The Games of the XXIII Olympiad were held in 1984 in Los Angeles, United States. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The US Olympic Hall of Fame is a list of the top American Olympic athletes. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Mr. Simon received numerous awards during his career in sports. Among them are the Olympic Torch and the Olympic Order, the highest honors, respectively, of the United States Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee. Mr. Simon served as an officer or on the board of the Jesse Owens Foundation, the Basketball Hall of Fame, the National Tennis Foundation and Hall of Fame, the U.S. Amateur Boxing Foundation, the Women's Sports Foundation, and the World Cup '94 Organizing and Executive Committees. The olympic flame at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics The Olympic Flame or Olympic Fire is a symbol of the Olympic Games. ... The International Olympic Committee is an organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece, and organise this sports event every four years. ... The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... The 1994 Football World Cup was held in the USA. It was won by Brazil, who beat Italy 3-2 on penalties, after the game and extra time ended 0-0. ...


As a man of faith and an active Knight of Malta, Mr. Simon considered the opportunity to serve those less fortunate than he a God-given privilege and, indeed, a responsibility. A volunteer at Covenant House and a Eucharistic Minister to patients, many of whom were destitute and terminally ill or both, at four hospitals, Mr. Simon made a personal commitment to serve the sick and poor. He was also a well-known philanthropist, and created hundreds of scholarships for underprivileged students at both the high school and college level. He endowed chairs at numerous universities, including the William E. Simon Chairs in Political Economy at Lafayette College, his alma mater, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies at Georgetown University. At the U.S. Air Force Academy, Mr. Simon established the William E. Simon Center for Strategic Studies as well as a Simon professorship. The Knights Hospitaller (the or Knights of Malta or Knights of Rhodes) is a tradition which began as a Benedictine nursing Order founded in the 11th century based in the Holy Land, but soon became a militant Christian Chivalric Order under its own charter, and was charged with the care... The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a Washington, D.C._based foreign policy think tank. ... Georgetown University Georgetown University is a major research university in the United States. ... Air Force Academy cadets celebrate after graduation in 2003 The United States Air Force Academy, the military academy of the United States Air Force, is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ...


Mr. Simon served as President of the John M. Olin Foundation and as trustee of The John Templeton Foundation. He has also served on the boards of many of America's premier think tanks, including The Heritage Foundation and the Hoover Institution. He was the author of two best-selling books, A Time for Truth in 1978 and A Time for Action in 1980. John M. Olin Foundation was founded by John Merill Olin in 1953 from the profits of his successful chemical and munitions manufacturing business. ... John Marks Templeton was born on 29 November 1912, in the town of Winchester, Tennessee. ... The Heritage Foundation, a think tank located in Washington, D.C., is considered one of the worlds most influential public policy research institutes. ... Hoover Tower The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a conservative public policy think tank and library founded by Herbert Hoover at Stanford University, his alma mater. ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


Mr. Simon married former Tonia Donnelly. His first wife, Carol Girard Simon, died in 1995. Mr. Simon had seven children and 22 grandchildren. William E. Simon died of complications of pulmonary fibrosis on June 3, 2000 in Santa Barbara, California. One of his sons, Bill Simon ran for governor of California in 2002 and 2003. Diffuse parenchymal lung disease (DPLD), also known as interstitial lung disease, refers to a group of lung diseases, affecting the alveolar epithelium, pulmonary capillary endothelium, basement membrane, perivascular and perilymphatic tissues. ... June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stearns Wharf is the extension into the sea of State Street, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara is the county seat of Santa Barbara County, California, United States. ... William E. Simon, Jr. ... Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis with President George W. Bush (2003) The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government, whose responsibilities include making yearly State of the State addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, attending a grand meeting with all the... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...



Preceded by:
George P. Shultz
United States Secretary of the Treasury
19741977
Succeeded by:
W. Michael Blumenthal


Shultz in his official D.O.L. portrait. ... The United States Secretary of the Treasury is the finance minister of the Federal Government of the United States. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Werner Michael Blumenthal (born January 3, 1926) served as United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Jimmy Carter from 1977-1979. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Bill Simon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (574 words)
Simon was born in Neptune, New Jersey, the son of William E. Simon, Sr.
Simon earned a B.A. from Williams College in 1973, where he was admitted to the Zeta Psi fraternity, and a J.D. from Boston College in 1982.
Simon, co-chair of Simon and Sons, was not named as a defendant in the case and has said that he was not involved in the daily management of the firm.
William E. Simon - definition of William E. Simon in Encyclopedia (885 words)
Simon was born in Paterson, New Jersey, on November 27, 1927.
Simon served as an officer or on the board of the Jesse Owens Foundation, the Basketball Hall of Fame, the National Tennis Foundation and Hall of Fame, the U.S. Amateur Boxing Foundation, the Women's Sports Foundation, and the World Cup '94 Organizing and Executive Committees.
William E. Simon died of complications of pulmonary fibrosis on June 3, 2000 in Santa Barbara, California.
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