James A. Baker, III, who will be delivering the Princeton Environmental Institute's Taplin Environmental Lecture on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, has held senior government positions under three U.S. presidents. He served President George Bush as the nation's 61st Secretary of State from January 1989 through August 1992, a period when the United States confronted the unprecedented challenges and opportunities of the post–Cold War era. Mr. Baker served as the 67th Secretary of the Treasury from 1985 to 1988 under President Ronald Reagan. He served twice as White House Chief of Staff -- from 1981 to 1985 under President Reagan and from 1992-1993 under President Bush.
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