Former Secretary of State George Shultz, a titan of American academia, business and diplomacy who spent most of the 1980s trying to improve Cold War relations with the Soviet Union and forging a course for peace in the Middle East, has died at Stanford. He was 100.
Shultz died Saturday at his home on campus, where he was a distinguished fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor emeritus at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
The Hoover Institution announced Shultz’s death this morning. A cause of death was not provided.
“Our colleague was a great American statesman and a true patriot in every sense of the word. He will be remembered in history as a man who made the world a better place,” said Condoleezza Rice, a fellow former Secretary of State and current director of the Hoover Institution. — From staff and wire reports