Leslie Aspin

Leslie "Les" Aspin Jr. was a United States Representative from 1971 to 1993, and the United States Secretary of Defense under President Bill Clinton from January 21, 1993 to February 3, 1994. Wikipedia*

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Leslie Aspin has 188 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. Most appearances with Bill Clinton (11), Colin L. Powell (10), Al Gore Jr. (8). Most common tags: Department of Defense, Persian Gulf War, Military.

Appearances by Title:


Secretary, Department of Defense c. January 20, 1993 - c. January 20, 1994 Videos: 94 U.S. Representative, D-WI 1st View Map January 3, 1971 - January 20, 1993 Videos: 92

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

    Admiral Studeman and Mr. Aspin talked about U.S. intelligence gathering efforts after the Cold War. They also answered…

  • Balkans Issues

    Balkans Issues

    Mr. Aspin spoke at a conference on U.S. and Greek interests in the Balkans and Eastern Mediterranean regions. The Balkan…

  • U.S.-Japan Security Issues

    U.S.-Japan Security Issues

    Participants discussed the importance of international Secutiry. Speakers include former Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi…

  • 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 Clinton introduced his nominee to become Secretary of Defense. Mr. Perry,…

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