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Archives of the Carlucci Commission on Security and Economic Assistance

Identifier: GTM-840102

Scope and Contents

Archives of the Carlucci Commission on Security and Economic Assisstance, consisting of member correspondence files, papers generated or solicited by the Commission, minutes from Commission meetings and public hearings, and drafts of the final report. The Commission, chaired by Deputy Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci, was called into existence by Secretary of State George P. Schultz in February, 1983. The Commission's findings on U.S. foreign assistance programs, both security and economic, were presented in a final report to the Secretary of State on 21 November 1983.

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  • 1983-1984

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Biographical Note

Frank C. Carlucci (1930-2018) was an American politician and diplomat who served in the administraitons of four Amercian presidents.

Born on October 18, 1930, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Carlucci graduated from Wyoming Seminary in Pennsylvania. He earned a degree from Princeton University in 1952. Next, he spent two years in the navy.

In 1956, Carlucci embarked on a diplomatic career in the U.S. State Department. Over the course if his foreign service duties, he was posted to South Africa, the Congo, Zanzibar, and Brazil.

In 1969, Carlucci joined the Richard Nixon administration. He subsequently held political positions under presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan.

In Ronald Ragan's first term, he made Carlucci deputy secretary of defense. In 1986, Reagan appointed Carlucci national security advisor. Carlucci's presecessor had resinged amid the Iran-Contra affair. In 1987, Reagan tapped Carlucci to become secretary of defense.

In 1989, Carlucci joined the Carlyle Group, an investemnt firm in Washington, D.C. Frank C. Carlucci died in 2018 in McLean, Virginia at the age of 87.

[Source: "Frank C. Carlucci, Diplmat and Defense Secreatry to Reagan, Dies at 87" from obitiary in "New York Times" Online, 6/4/2018].


3.30 Linear Feet (8 Hollinger Document Cases)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Commission on Security and Economic Assistance, 1984.

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Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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