Reagan's longtime secretary of state George P. Shultz dies

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I'm Julie Walker president Ronald Reagan's longtime secretary of state George Shultz who spent most of the nineteen eighties trying to improve relations with the Soviet Union and forging a course for peace in the Middle East has died he was one hundred Schultz had been the oldest surviving former cabinet member of any administration he died Saturday at his home on the campus of Stanford University according to the Hoover Institution think tank where he was a distinguished fellow Schultz was labor secretary and treasury secretary under president Nixon before spending more than six years as Reagan's secretary of state Shilts negotiated the first ever treaty to reduce the size of the Soviet union's ground based nuclear arsenals the nineteen eighty seven accord was a historic attempt to begin to reverse the nuclear arms race I'm Julie Walker

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