Melvin R. Laird

(1986) - Senior Counselor, National and International Affairs, Reader's Digest Association, Inc.

Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense; Counselor to the President for Domestic Affairs; Member, U.S. House of Representatives (Wisconsin).

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