Warren Christopher Dead at 85

Former Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton Warren Christopher has died

Former Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton Warren Christopher has died of bladder and kidney cancer at the age of 85.

His public contributions included serving as a counselor to four United States Presidents, several California governors, and a number of Los Angeles mayors. He played a major role in securing the release of the American hostages in Iran in 1981; oversaw the negotiation of the 1995 Dayton Agreement that ended the Bosnian War; and chaired the commission that investigated the Rodney King assault and subsequent riots in Los Angeles. He was senior partner and former chairman of the international law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

Christopher is survived by his second wife, Marie; and their three children, Scott, Thomas and Kristen. He also is survived by a daughter from his first marriage, Lynn Collins; and five grandchildren.

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Comments

  1. Ernieyeball says:

    Wasn’t this last week? Maybe Mr. Verdon pushed the wrong button on his TARDIS machine!

    https://www.outsidethebeltway.com/warren-christopher-dead-at-85/

  2. michael reynolds says:

    No, Mr. Eyeball, you’re referring to Mr. Christopher’s first death. A day later he was re-animated and walked the earth, hungry for the flesh of the living.

    Fortunately he was brought down by the usual grisly methods.

  3. Drew says:

    You are a sick man, Reynolds.

  4. Neil Hudelson says:

    Drew,

    We’ve always known this. He’s also cuddly, so the two balance out.

  5. Ernieyeball says:

    Makes perfect sense to me. Thanks for clearing that up.
    By the way. In case anyones TARDIS machines crap out on them I have an old WABAC machine in my basement I’m converting to solar power.
    I’m selling the blueprints for an easy $1,000,000 per copy.
    I’ll take yer cash even if it will be worthless in the near future.

  6. Moosebreath says:

    “Mr. Eyeball, you’re referring to Mr. Christopher’s first death. A day later he was re-animated and walked the earth, hungry for the flesh of the living.”

    Funny, but I thought his first death was long ago. I recall hearing a joke circa 1994, where 2 State Department employees were discussing a series of diplomatic missteps, and one of them opined that none of this would be happening is Warren Christopher were alive.

  7. michael reynolds says:

    Drew:

    That’s what they pay me for. Amazing, isn’t it?

  8. Drew says:

    “He’s also cuddly, so the two balance out.”

    If that’s his real picture…………..uh, er…………..

  9. michael reynolds says:

    I guess my highway patrol shades do look a tad insectish. But I am deep into creepy microfauna, parasites and madness at the moment. So it’s the right avatar.

  10. michael reynolds says:

    By the way, anyone wishing to be thoroughly creeped out, google, “demodex.” Good pix.

  11. michael reynolds says:

    By the way, Drew, guess what my UK publisher sent me today? A bottle of Glen Ord 25. Finally this kids book thing is paying off.