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Aspin, Leslie Jr. (Les)

Born: 1938 AD
Died: 1995 AD, at 56 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Congressmen


1938 - Born on the 21st of July in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1960 - He attended Yale University, where he was admitted to the Zeta Psi fraternity, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in history.

1962 - He received a Master of Arts in Economics from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

1966 - He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Ph.D in Economics.

1966-1968 - As an officer in the U.S. Army, he served as a systems analyst in the Pentagon under Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara.

1971 - He was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to the eleven succeeding Congresses.

1971-1993 - He was a United States Congressman.

1985 - He became chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services, he was recognized as a leading defense authority.

1993-1994 - The United States Secretary of Defense under President Bill Clinton.

1995 - died on the 21st of May in Washington DC aged 56.


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