John D. Holum

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John D. Holum (b. 1940) was Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security under Bill Clinton.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

John D. Holum was born on December 4, 1940 in Highmore, South Dakota.[3] He received a B.A. in mathematics and physics from Northern Michigan College and a J.D. from George Washington University School of Law in 1970.[3]

From 1965 to 1979 he worked as a legislator for Senator George McGovern.[3] When McGovern ran for president in 1972, Holum wrote his fifty-six page position paper on defense policy.[4] From 1979 to 1981, he worked as a Policy Planning staffer in the U.S. Department of State.[3] From 1981 to 1992, he worked in Washington, D.C. for O’Melveny & Myers.[3] In 1992, he joined Bill Clinton's campaign, until he was appointed as Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in 1993.[3] He served as Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security from 1997 until he was confirmed in 2000.[3] He left his job in 2001, with George W. Bush's administration.

References[edit]

  1. ^ John D. Holum, Foreign Policy - Why Obama?, Huffington Post, February 25, 2008 [1]
  2. ^ William J. Clinton, 'Letter on the Swearing-In of John D. Holum as Director of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency ', December 15, 1993 [2]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Biography at the University of Chicago
  4. ^ White, Theodore. The Making of the President, 1972, pg. 117
Government offices
Preceded by
Lynn Etheridge Davis
Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security
1997 – 2001
Succeeded by
John R. Bolton