With deep sadness, The Jamestown Foundation marks the passing of Donald Rumsfeld, the 13th and 21st Secretary of Defense under the administrations of Gerald Ford and George W. Bush.
Jamestown President Glen Howard noted that Secretary Rumsfeld maintained a long-time affiliation with the foundation, serving as a member of our Board of Advisors from 1989 to 2001. He was also a close personal friend of Jamestown founder and fellow Chicagoan William W. Geimer. According to Mr. Howard, Secretary Rumsfeld provided insight and guidance to the organization during a time of remarkable change following the end of the Cold War. Whether working inside or outside of the government, Secretary Rumsfeld was a stellar example of dedication to public service. On behalf of The Jamestown Foundation, Mr. Howard expresses our deepest condolences to the Rumsfeld family during this difficult time.
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Founded in 1984, The Jamestown Foundation is an independent, non-partisan research institution dedicated to providing timely information concerning critical political and strategic developments in China, Russia, Eurasia and the world of terrorism. Jamestown produces three periodic publications: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Terrorism Monitor and China Brief. Jamestown research and analysis is available to the public free-of-charge via Jamestown’s website, www.jamestown.org.