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Warren Kristifer

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Date of Birth: 10/27/1925

Age: 85

Place of birth: Scranton

Citizenship: United States

Background

He graduated from high school in Hollywood and entered the University of Redlands, where he joined the fraternity Kappa Sigma Sigma. He graduated from his studies at the University of Southern California in February 1945. From July 1943 to September 1946, he served in the US Navy reserve. In 1946-1949 he studied at the Faculty of Law at Stanford University, where he founded and led the Stanford Law Review magazine as one of the best graduates were admitted to the Order of the Caps.

From October 1949 to September 1950, Christopher worked for US Judge William Douglas of the Supreme Court. From October 1950 to June 1967 he worked as a lawyer in the firm O`Melveny & Myers, becoming a partner in 1958. From June 1967 to January 20, 1967 served as Deputy US Attorney General, after which he returned to O`Melveny & Myers.

February 26, 1977 he was appointed Deputy Secretary of State and worked in that position until January 20, 1981. Among the achievements of Christopher usually referred to an agreement to release 52 American embassy employees taken hostage in Iran. He also led the Chinese direction of US policy, has helped to achieve ratification of the two treaties on the Panama Canal, and headed the first interagency group on human rights. January 16, 1981 President Carter awarded him the Medal of Freedom - the highest award for civilians.

In addition, Christopher served as chairman of the Bar Association of Los Angeles (1974-1975); Chairman of the Federal Commission on the legal system of the American Bar Association (1975-1976); Special Adviser to the Governor Edmund Brown of California in 1959.

In addition, Christopher has held various positions in many public organizations related to foreign policy and education.

In 1991, Christopher was chairman of the Independent Commission for Police in Los Angeles investigating police abuse, which became known as komisssiya Christopher. The Commission has proposed major changes in the police department of Los Angeles, who after the riots in 1992 in Los Angeles got ogromnuyupodderzhku a referendum.

January 20, 1993, Christopher was appointed US Secretary of State Clinton`s new president and held this post until 1997.

In the 2000 presidential elections which were held with the minimal difference of votes between Bush and Gore in the US, Christopher was sent to lead the disputed recount in Florida, after which the US Supreme Court decided the dispute on the result of the election in favor of George W. Bush.

Christopher Willis married to Marie (Marie Wyllis). They have four children.

September 25, 2007 along with several other US secretary of state, retired signed a letter calling on the US Congress not to adopt resolution 106 on the Armenian Genocide.