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Les Aspin Edit Profile

also known as Leslie Aspin Jr.

Congressman , United States Secretary of Defense

Les Aspin, former United States Secretary of Defense, former United States Representative from Wisconsin. Served to captain United States Army, 1966-1968. Member Junior Chamber of C., American Legion, Phi Beta Kappa.


Aspin, Les was born on July 21, 1938 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Leslie and Marie (Orth) Aspin.


Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude, Yale University, 1960;Master of Arts, Oxford (England) University, 1962;Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1965.


Member staff Sen. William Proxmire, 1960, campaign director, 1964. Staff assistant to Walter Heller. Chairman Council Economic Advisers, Executive Office of the President, 1963.

Member United States Congress from 1st Wisconsin district, 1971-1993. Secretary United States Department Defense, Washington, 1993—1994. Chairman President Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, 1994—1995.


Served to captain Army of the United States, 1966-1968. Member Junior Chamber of Commerce, American Legion, Phi Beta Kappa.


Leslie Aspin

Marie (Orth) Aspin