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Edward J. Derwinski
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Birth Date:September 15, 1926
Astrology Sign:Virgo
Chinese Sign:Tiger - Yang
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Occupation:US Politician

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Edward J. Derwinski

Biography:Edward J. Derwinski (Born September 15, 1926) was the first United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, serving under President George H.W. Bush from March 15, 1989 to September 26, 1992.

He served in the United States Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II and in the postwar U.S. occupation of Japan. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 1951. He is a celebrated member of Alpha Delta Gamma Fraternity. In 1957 he was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives where he served one term before winning election to the United States House of Representatives in 1959. He would serve 11 terms as a Republican representative from the 4th District of Illinois, part of Chicago, eventually becoming ranking member of the House Foreign Relations Committee. He also served as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly 1971-1972 and as chairman of the U.S. delegation to the Interparliamentary Union from 1970-1972 and 1978-1980.

After losing his 1982 reelection bid, President Ronald Reagan appointed him Counselor to the U.S. State Department. In 1987, Reagan appointed him Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology, where he served until the end of Reagan's term, shortly after which he was selected to head the VA.

A Polish-American, he was noted for his efforts on behalf of Eastern Europe, and for focusing public attention on the Serbian anti-Axis general Draža Mihailović. He served as head of "Ethnic Americans for Dole/Kemp" during the 1996 U.S. presidential election. He currently serves on the board of the Hellenic American Heritage Council and other organizations. He currently resides in Glen Ellyn, Illinois with his wife, the former Bonita Hickey. He has two adult children from his first marriage to Patricia Derwinski, Maureen and Michael.

Chinese Horoscope for Edward J. Derwinski
Includes characteristics and Vices
Edward J. Derwinski's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 13, 1926 - February 01, 1927
Birthday: September 15, 1926

The Tiger is a Yang,
and is the Third sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Luck

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Edward J. Derwinski's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: September 15, 1926

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Edward J. Derwinski's Growth Tarot Card The Chariot

Birthday: September 15, 2017

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.




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