• Foreign Ministers / Secretary of States

    From Mike Dippel@954:895/1 to All on Wed Apr 6 08:05:52 2022
    Per http://wikitree.com this weeks featured connections are foreign ministers/secretaries of state.

    I am:

    24 degrees from Madeleine Albright
    Madeleine served as chief legislative assistant to Senator Edmund Muskie of Maine from
    1976 to 1978. From 1978 to 1981, she was a staff member in the White House under
    President Jimmy Carter and on the National Security Council under National Security
    Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski.

    27 degrees from Garfield Barwick
    Sir Garfield Barwick AK GCMG QC was an Australian judge who was the seventh and
    longest serving Chief Justice of Australia, in office from 1964 to 1981. He had earlier
    been a Liberal Party politician, serving as a minister in the Menzies Government from
    1958 to 1964.

    25 degrees from Julie Bishop
    After entering politics she was a delegate to the 1998 constitutional convention, and
    served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Curtin (in Perth's western suburbs) from
    1998 to 2019, and Minister for Women from 2006 to 2007, deputy leader of the Liberal
    Party from 2007 to 2018 (the first woman to hold the position), and Minister for Foreign
    Affairs from 2013 to 2018. She has been the chancellor of the Australian National
    University since January 2020 (the first woman to be in this position).

    33 degrees from Helen Clark
    The 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand, serving three consecutive terms from 1999 to
    2008. She was the first woman elected, at a general election, as the Prime Minister, and
    was the fifth longest serving person to hold that office. She has been Administrator of
    the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the third-highest UN position,
    since 2009.

    18 degrees from Thomas Cromwell
    Earl of Essex, 18 April 1540

    29 degrees from Dag Hammarskj˙ld
    In 1951, Hammarskj˙ld was vice chairman of the Swedish delegation to the United
    Nations General Assembly in Paris. He became the chairman of the Swedish delegation
    to the General Assembly in New York in 1952 and Secretary-General of the United
    Nations in 1953, a position which he held until his death.

    19 degrees from Cordell Hull
    1893-1897: Tennessee House of Representatives.
    1933-1944: Secretary of State
    1945: Nobel Peace Prize for co-initiating the United Nations

    16 degrees from Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States, the principal author of
    the Declaration of Independence, and one of the most influential of the United States'
    Founding Fathers. His portrait graces the US two dollar bill and nickel.

    22 degrees from Judy LaMarsh
    A Canadian politician, lawyer, author and broadcaster. She was only the second woman
    to serve as a federal Cabinet Minister.

    29 degrees from Colin Powell
    Colin Luther Powell was a United States statesman and a retired four-star general in the
    United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State (2001-2005),
    serving under President George W. Bush. He was the first African American appointed to
    that position. He was the first, and so far the only, African American to serve on the
    Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    26 degrees from Bernhard von B˙low
    Bernhard von B˙low was the chancellor of the German Empire from 1900 to 1909.

    Mike Dippel

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