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About Donald Rumsfeld
Donald Rumsfeld is an American businessman and politician known for being the 13th and the 21st United States Secretary of Defense. Other prominent public offices he has held include White House Chief of Staff, which he held from 1974 to 1975 and the United States Ambassador to NATO. Prior to that, he served as the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois' 13th district from 1963 to 1969.
He was born to Jeannette and George Donald Rumsfeld. In 1954, he got married to Joyce H. Pierson, with whom he had two daughters and a son.
In 1977, President Gerald Ford honored him with America's most prestigious civilian awards, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
In 2005, human rights groups on behalf of former detainees of Abu Ghraib prison filed a lawsuit against him for ignoring the allegations that detainees were tortured by U.S. soldiers. The lawsuit was later dismissed.
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Amidst all the clutter, beyond all the obstacles, aside from all the static, are the goals set. Put your head down, do the best job possible, let the flak pass, and work towards those goals.Donald Rumsfeld
Be yourself. Follow your instincts. Success depends, at least in part, on the ability to 'carry it off.'Donald Rumsfeld
Congress, the press, and the bureaucracy too often focus on how much money or effort is spent, rather than whether the money or effort actually achieves the announced goal.Donald Rumsfeld
Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.Donald Rumsfeld
Don't necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.Donald Rumsfeld
First rule of politics: you can't win unless you're on the ballot. Second rule: If you run, you may lose. And, if you tie, you do not win.Donald Rumsfeld
Imagine, a September 11 with weapons of mass destruction. It's not 3,000. It's tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children.Donald Rumsfeld
In our system leadership is by consent, not command. To lead a President must persuade. Personal contacts and experiences help shape his thinking. They can be critical to his persuasiveness and thus to his leadership.Donald Rumsfeld
In politics, every day is filled with numerous opportunities for serious error. Enjoy it.Donald Rumsfeld
In the execution of Presidential decisions work to be true to his views, in fact and tone.Donald Rumsfeld
Leave the President's family business to him. You will have plenty to do without trying to manage the First Family. They are likely to do fine without your help.Donald Rumsfeld
Let your family, staff, and friends know that you're still the same person, despite all the publicity and notoriety that accompanies your position.Donald Rumsfeld
Many people around the President have sizeable egos before entering government, some with good reason. Their new positions will do little to moderate their egos.Donald Rumsfeld
Politics is human beings it's addition rather than subtraction.Donald Rumsfeld
Presidential leadership needn't always cost money. Look for low- and no-cost options. They can be surprisingly effective.Donald Rumsfeld
Secretary Powell and I agree on every single issue that has ever been before this administration except for those instances where Colin's still learning.Donald Rumsfeld
The Federal Government should be the last resort, not the first. Ask if a potential program is truly a federal responsibility or whether it can better be handled privately, by voluntary organizations, or by local or state governments.Donald Rumsfeld
The price of being close to the President is delivering bad news. You fail him if you don't tell him the truth. Others won't do it.Donald Rumsfeld
You will launch many projects, but have time to finish only a few. So think, plan, develop, launch and tap good people to be responsible. Give them authority and hold them accountable. Trying to do too much yourself creates a bottleneck.Donald Rumsfeld
Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House.Donald Rumsfeld
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Donald Rumsfeld is a famous American politician, 13th and 21st United States Secretary of Defense, who was born on July 9, 1932. As a person born on this date, Donald Rumsfeld is listed in our database as the 25th most popular celebrity for the day (July 9) and the 21st most popular for the year (1932).
People born on July 9 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. Donald Rumsfeld is the 664th most popular Cancer.
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