64.  In 1987, according to the Associated Press, when asked why he was not running for president, Shultz said, “As far as I’m concerned, I’m afraid the country is not ready for a president who might have a tiger tattooed on his rear end.″     

65.  George Shultz became the first prominent Republican to call for decriminalization of recreational drugs in exchange for increased attention on treatment in order to shift the war on drugs from one focused on controlling supply to one focused on reducing demand.      

66.  In 2011, Shultz was part of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, which advocated for drug policies based on scientific evidence, human rights, public health, and security.    

67.  In 2003, Shultz served as cochair of California's Economic Recovery Council, an advisory group to the campaign of California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger.

68.  In 2005, Shultz spoke out on the Cuban embargo and argued that free trade would help bring Fidel Castro’s communistic regime down.

69.  Bill Perry, Henry Kissinger, Sam Nunn, and Shultz wrote an essay, “A World Free of Nuclear Weapons,” that was published by the Wall Street Journal in January 2007. The essay was endorsed by many nuclear-security experts, including physicist and nuclear disarmament proponent Sid Drell and Jim Goodby, a former diplomat and chief US negotiator on nuclear weapons.

70.  Since their collaboration on the 2007 Wall Street Journal essay, Kissinger, Nunn, Perry, and Shultz (the “Four Horsemen”) have been at the helm of an effort to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

71.  Shultz favors a revenue-neutral carbon tax as the fairest and most economically efficient means of mitigating anthropogenic climate change. In 2013, Shultz cowrote a Wall Street Journal article with economist Gary Becker concluding that a revenue-neutral carbon tax would benefit Americans by eliminating the need for costly energy subsidies and mandates while promoting a level playing field for energy producers.

72.  Shultz’s favored “balanced approach” to energy and climate policy has continued through promotion of the Shultz-Baker Carbon Dividends Plan.

73.  In April 2016, Shultz was one of eight former Treasury secretaries who called on the United Kingdom to remain a member of the European Union ahead of the “Brexit” referendum in June.

74.  George has a wonderful singing voice, and on Milton Friedman’s 90th birthday, he sang Friedman a song on “theories” versus “facts.”

75.  Shultz’s wife, Charlotte, has for many years served as the Chief of Protocol for the City of San Francisco as well as for the State of California; the couple makes for an indispensable fixture at the city’s ballet, symphony, and opera openings.


76.  From 1968 to 1969, George Shultz was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

77.  Re-entering private life after government service, Shultz came back to Stanford, where he took up a position teaching management and public policy.

78.  When he returned to Stanford in 1989, he sought out experts on genetic engineering, because he was interested in how the advent of genetic engineering might affect the economy and what the field might mean for the future of the United States.

79.  George Shultz became a Hoover fellow in 1989. An early highlight of his time back on campus was hosting a roundtable of Hoover fellows and Stanford professors to discuss emerging scientific and social trends with a visiting Mikhail Gorbachev.

80.  In 2001, Shultz was named the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

81.   At Hoover, Shultz is the chair of the Shultz-Stephenson Energy Policy Task Force and cochair of the National Security Task Force.

82.  Shultz created the Governance in an Emerging New World project at Hoover to explore the challenges and opportunities for our democracy, our economy, and our security posed by emerging technologies and societal changes.

83.   At Hoover events in the Hauck Auditorium, Shultz is usually seen sitting on the left side of the room near the front of the stage.

84.  George Shultz has a house on the Stanford campus that features solar panels; a General Motors EV1 owner, he was an early adopter of electric vehicles.

85.   Shultz regularly attends Cardinal football and basketball games and has helped raise money for the men's and women's golf programs by hosting the annual Shultz Cup for 25 years.

86.   He has written eight books published by the Hoover Institution Press.

87.   He is featured in six PolicyEd videos and 29 Hoover Institution videos.

88.   The Hoover Institution is building a new building for its fellows and naming it in honor of distinguished fellow George P. Shultz.


89.  In January 1989, Shultz was awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

90.  He is also a recipient of the Seoul Peace Prize (1992), the West Point Sylvanus Thayer Award (1992), the Eisenhower Medal for  Leadership and Service (2001), the Reagan Distinguished American Award (2002), and the Association for Diplomatic Studies and  Training’s Ralph Bunche Award for Diplomatic Excellence (2002).

91.  The George Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center in Arlington, Virginia, was dedicated in a ceremony on May 29, 2002.

92.  George Shultz was named a distinguished fellow of the American Economic Association in 2005.

93.  He received the American Spirit Award from the National World War II Museum in 2006.

94.  In 2007, he received the George Marshall Award from the United States Agency for International Development and the Truman Medal  for Economic Policy.

95.  He received the Rumford Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2008 and the Commandant’s Leadership Award   from the Marine Corps–Law Enforcement Foundation in 2009.

96.  In 2010 Shultz was inducted into the California Museum’s California Hall of Fame.

97.  In 2011, he received the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Distinguished Citizen Award and the first Economic Club of New York Award for Leadership Excellence.

98.  In 2012, he was presented with a Democracy Service Medal by the National Endowment for Democracy and received the Henry A. Kissinger Prize at the American Academy in Berlin.

99.  The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation dedicated the Global Issues and Reagan-Gorbachev Summits galleries in his honor in June 2012.

100.  Shultz holds honorary degrees from Notre Dame, Columbia, Loyola, University of Pennsylvania, Rochester, Princeton, Carnegie-       Mellon, City University of New York, Yeshiva University, Weizmann Institute of Science, Baruch College of New York, Hebrew   University of Jerusalem, Tbilisi State University in the Republic of Georgia, Technion, Keio University in Tokyo, Williams College, and   Peking University.

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