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Richard S. Schweiker
|14th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services|
January 22, 1981 – February 3, 1983
|Preceded by||Patricia R. Harris|
|Succeeded by||Margaret M. Heckler|
|United States Senator
January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1981
|Preceded by||Joseph S. Clark|
|Succeeded by||Arlen Specter|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th district
January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1969
|Preceded by||John A. Lafore|
|Succeeded by||Lawrence Coughlin|
Richard Schultz Schweiker
June 1, 1926
Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||July 31, 2015
Pomona, New Jersey, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Claire Coleman Schweiker|
|Relations||Malcolm Alderfer Schweiker, Jr.
Sylvia Schweiker Strasburg
|Children||Malcolm Coleman Schweiker (b. 1957)
Lari Lynne Schweiker (b. 1960)
Kyle Claire Schweiker (b. 1965)
Richard Schultz Schweiker, Jr. (b. 1967)
Lara Kristi Schweiker (b. 1969)
|Parents||Malcolm Alderfer Schweiker, Sr.
Blanche Schultz Schweiker
|Alma mater||Pennsylvania State University|
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1944-1946|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Richard Schultz Schweiker (June 1, 1926 – July 31, 2015) was an American politician. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the 14th U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1983.
On July 31, 2015, Schweiker died from complications due to an infection at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Pomona, New Jersey, aged 89.
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