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Donald Rumsfeld

Donald Henry Rumsfeld is a retired American political figure and businessman. Rumsfeld served as Secretary of Defense from 1975 to 1977 under Gerald Ford, and again from January 2001 to December 2006 under George W. Bush. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Donald Rumsfeld has 421 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1983 Public Affairs Event as a Chairman. The year with the most videos was 2002 with 85 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2009 with an average of 23,109 views per program. Most appearances with Richard B. Myers (116), Peter Pace (58), George W. Bush (28). Most common tags: Department of Defense, Iraq Occupation/Reconstruction (05/02/03-08/31/10), U.S. Strikes on Afghanistan.

Appearances by Title:c. August 4, 1996 - Present Chairman, Dole (E.) Presidential Campaign Videos: 6 Consultant, Dole (B.) Presidential Campaign Videos: 1 c. July 23, 1996 - Present Adviser, Dole (E.) Presidential Campaign Videos: 1


Secretary, Department of Defense c. January 20, 2001 - c. December 18, 2006 Videos: 406 Chief of Staff, White House c. January 1, 1974 - c. December 31, 1975 Videos: 2 Member, National Park Foundation c. June 6, 1996 - c. July 23, 1996 Videos: 1 Secretary, Department of Defense c. January 1, 1975 - c. January 1, 1977 Videos: 2 Chairman c. November 2, 1981 - c. December 31, 1985 Videos: 2 U.S. Representative, R-IL 13th January 9, 1963 - January 2, 1971 Videos: 0

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Former Ideology Rankings

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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