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Richard Schultz Schweiker, former trade association administrator, former United States Secretary of Health & Human Services. Alternate delegate National Republican Convention, 1952, 56, delegate, 1972, 80; designated vice president candidate with Reagan for President of the United States, 1976. Served with United States Naval Reserve, World World War World War II; Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Schweiker, Richard Schultz was born on June 1, 1926 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Malcolm Alderfer and Blanche (Schultz) Schweiker.

Education

Bachelor, Pennsylvania State University, 1950. Doctor of Public Services (honorary), Temple University, 1970. Honorary Doctor of Science, Georgetown University, 1981.

Career

Business executive, 1950-1960. Member United States Congress from 13th Pennsylvania District, 1961—1969. United States Senator from Pennsylvania, 1969-1980.

Member appropriations committee, ranking member Labor-Department of Health, Education and Welfare subcommittee, ranking member health and human resources committee, ranking member health subcommittee. Secretary United States Department Health & Human Services, Washington, 1981—1983. President American Council Life Insurance, 1983-1994.

Chairman Partnership for Prevention, 1991—1997.

Membership

Alternate delegate National Republican Convention, 1952, 56, delegate, 1972, 80. Designated vice president candidate with Reagan for President of the United States, 1976. Served with United States Naval Reserve, World World War World War II.

Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Claire Joan Coleman, September 10, 1955. Children: Malcolm C., Lani, Kyle, Richard S. Junior, Lara Kristi.

father:
Malcolm Alderfer Schweiker

mother:
Blanche (Schultz) Schweiker

spouse:
Claire Joan Coleman

child:
Malcolm C. Schweiker

child:
Lani Schweiker

child:
Kyle Schweiker

child:
Richard S. Junior Schweiker

child:
Lara Kristi Schweiker