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Lawrence Eagleburger
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62nd United States Secretary of State
In office
December 8, 1992 – January 20, 1993
Acting Secretary, Aug. 23 – Dec. 8, 1992
President George H. W. Bush
Preceded by James Baker
Succeeded by Warren Christopher
10th Deputy Secretary of State
In office
January 20, 1989 – August 23, 1992
President George H. W. Bush
Preceded by John C. Whitehead
Succeeded by Clifton R. Wharton, Jr.
12th Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
In office
February 11, 1982 – May 1, 1984
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Walter J. Stoessel, Jr.
Succeeded by Michael Armacost
Personal details
Lawrence Sidney Eagleburger

(1930-08-01)August 1, 1930
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Died June 4, 2011(2011-06-04) (aged 80)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Marlene Ann Heinemann
(m. 1966–2010, her death)
Children Lawrence Scott Eagleburger
Lawrence Andrew Eagleburger
Lawrence Jason Eagleburger
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point
University of Wisconsin–Madison(B.A., M.A.)
Profession political analyst
Military service
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service 1952–1954
Rank First Lieutenant

Lawrence Sidney Eagleburger (August 1, 1930 – June 4, 2011) was an American statesman and diplomat.

Early life

Eagleburger was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 1, 1930. He was raised in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Eagleburger studied at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Eagleburger served briefly as the Secretary of State under President George H. W. Bush. Previously, he had served in lesser capacities under Presidents Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and as Deputy Secretary of State under George H. W. Bush.

Eagleburger is the only career Foreign Service Officer to have served as Secretary of State.

Personal life

Eagleburger married Marlene Ann Heinemann in 1966. They had three sons, Lawrence Scott, Lawrence Andrew, and Lawrence Jason. Their marriage would last until Eagleburger's death in 2011.


Eagleburger died of pneumonia at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was 80 years old.

  • Lawrence Eagleburger has been interviewed as part of Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training, a site at the Library of Congress.

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