Leslie Aspin

Leslie Aspin Jr. was an American politician who served as the U.S. representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district from 1971 to 1993 and as the 18th United States Secretary of Defense under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1994. Wikipedia*

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Leslie Aspin has 194 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1982 House Proceeding as a Democratic Representative for Wisconsin's 1st district. The year with the most videos was 1993 with 47 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1986 with an average of 2,556 views per program. Most appearances with Bill Clinton (11), Colin L. Powell (10), Al Gore Jr. (8). Most common tags: Department of Defense, Persian Gulf War, Military.

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Secretary, Department of Defense c. January 20, 1993 - c. January 20, 1994 Videos: 92 U.S. Representative, D-WI 1st January 3, 1971 - January 20, 1993 Videos: 100

Recent Appearances

  • Les Aspin Funeral

    Les Aspin Funeral

    Friends, family, and former colleagues gathered to pay their last respects to Les Aspen, who died after suffering a stroke.…

  • International Terrorism and U.S. Security

    International Terrorism and U.S. Security

    Acting CIA Director Admiral William Studeman and Les Aspin, Former Defense Secretary and Professor of International Policy…

  • Balkans Issues

    Balkans Issues

    Former Defense Secretary for the Clinton administration, Les Aspin, spoke at a conference on U.S. and Greek interests in the…

  • U.S.-Japan Security Issues

    U.S.-Japan Security Issues

    Participants discussed the importance of U.S. - Japan relations at a forum organized by NHK, the Yomiuri Shimbun, and…

  • Retirement Review for Defense Secretary Aspin

    Retirement Review for Defense Secretary Aspin

    This ceremony was held to review the career of Defense Secretary Aspin. The secretary was presented with the Department of the…

  • Defense Secretary Nomination

    Defense Secretary Nomination

    During a ceremony at the White House, President Bill Clinton introduced his nominee to become Secretary of Defense. William…

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Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .


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