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Season 2006 Episode 1017

James Baker

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James Baker
In Work Hard, Study . . .and Keep Out of Politics! President George H.W. Bush's secretary of state James A. Baker III chronicles his career in politics.The author's political career began shortly after the death of his wife when he was asked to work on George H.W. Bush's senatorial campaign. At an event hosted by the Houston World Affairs Council, Secretary Baker discusses his time working in both the Ford and Reagan administrations and shares his thoughts on the 2000 presidential election Supreme Court decision.James A. Baker III served as the nation's 61st secretary of state, from January 1989 through August 1992, under President George H.W. Bush. Secretary Baker served as White House chief of staff to President Reagan from 1981 to 1985 and as under secretary of commerce to President Gerald Ford beginning in 1975. He currently co-chairs the Iraq Study Group, a panel of prominent former officials charged by members of Congress with taking a fresh look at America's policy on Iraq, with former Democratic Representative Lee H. Hamilton.moreless

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