Loomis Chaffee Mourns George P. Shultz ’38

Loomis Chaffee mourns the loss of George P. Shultz '38, former U.S. secretary of state, who died on Saturday, February 6.

During his long and distinguished career in public service, Secretary Shultz served as economic advisor to President Eisenhower; secretary of labor, the first director of the Office of Management and Budget, and secretary of the treasury for President Nixon; and on the Economic Policy Advisory Board to President Reagan and then as Reagan's secretary of state from 1982 until 1989. In our nation's history, Secretary Shultz is one of only two individuals to hold four cabinet-level positions.

Secretary Shultz last visited Loomis Chaffee in 2017 when he sat down with Head of School Sheila Culbert for a question-and-answer session in front of an all-school audience. His legacy of statesmanship and diplomacy continues to inspire Loomis Chaffee students, most notably the Shultz Fellowship — a bipartisan, student-led group that meets regularly to discuss politics and current events. Read more about Secretary Shultz's visit to campus in 2017.

Connect to Loomis Chaffee Magazine Winter 2018 edition to read an excerpt from Secretary Shultz's conversation with Sheila Culbert.