Edward Derwinski

Edward Joseph "Ed" Derwinski was an American politician who served as the first Cabinet-level United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, serving under President George H. W. Bush from March 15, 1989 to September 26, 1992. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Edward Derwinski has two videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1985 Speech. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1986 with an average of 28 views per program.

Appearances by Title:


Counselor, Department of State March 18, 1983 - March 23, 1987 Videos: 2 U.S. Representative, R-IL 4th January 3, 1959 - January 3, 1983 Videos: 0

Recent Appearances

  • Pacific Island Issues

    Pacific Island Issues

    Panelists discussed political and economic alliances with the pacific island nations. They answered audience questions. This…

  • National Conference of State Legislatures

    National Conference of State Legislatures

    Conference attendees listen to speeches by Ed Derwinski on foreign policy and Secretary Donald Hodel on interior policies.

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