Rumsfeld Collection
  • Donald Rumsfeld over the years

    Donald Rumsfeld and his sister Joan pose for a photo in 1938.
    Rumsfeld Collection
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    Donald Rumsfeld's parents, George and Jeannette, in Coronado, Calif., in 1944. Rumsfeld's father, a U.S. Navy lieutenant, volunteered for service shortly after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.
    Rumsfeld Collection
  • Donald Rumsfeld over the years

    Rumsfeld with his wife, Joyce, and their daughters, Marcy and Valerie, during his first campaign for Congress in 1962.
    Rumsfeld Collection
  • Donald Rumsfeld over the years

    Campaign poster from Donald Rumsfeld's 1962 campaign for Congress.
    Rumsfeld Collection
  • Donald Rumsfeld over the years

    Rumsfeld and his son Nick pose with President Nixon for a picture in the Oval Office. It was Rumsfeld's his last day in Washington, D.C. before he left for Brussels to be the U.S. ambassador to NATO.
    Official White House photograph by Ollie Atkins, Richard Nixon presidential Library and Museum
  • Donald Rumsfeld over the years

    In August 1974 Donald Rumsfeld was on vacation with his family when he read about President Nixon's imminent resignation in the International Herald Tribune.
    Rumsfeld Collection
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    Rumsfeld returned to Washington, D.C. to become President Ford's chief of staff in 1974. Here Rumsfeld is shown meeting with the President and Dr. Herman Kahn on Oct. 28, 1974.
    Gerald R. Ford Library, White House photograph by David Hume Kennerly
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    President Gerald Ford meets with his chief of staff Donald Rumsfeld and then-deputy chief of staff Dick Cheney meet in the Oval Office.
    Gerald R. Ford Library
  • Donald Rumsfeld over the years

    Donald Rumsfeld receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. He is pictured here with his family, President Ford and First Lady Betty Ford.
    Gerald R. Ford Library, White House photograph by Ricardo Thomas
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    Jack Kemp, (left) Howard Baker, Colin Powell and Donald Rumsfeld discuss the 1996 presidential election on the campaign plane of Republican candidate Bob Dole.
    Rumsfeld Collection
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    Vice-President Dick Cheney signed this old photograph for Donald Rumsfeld to mark that they were once again serving in government together, some three decades after serving together at the Office of Economic Opportunity.
    Rumsfeld Collection
  • Donald Rumsfeld over the years

    Donald Rumsfeld outside the Pentagon on Sept. 12, 2011, after the 9/11 attacks.
    David Hume Kennerly
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    Donald Rumsfeld meets with the Pentagon press in the days after 9/11.
    David Hume Kennerly
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    Donald Rumsfeld and U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan Zal Khalilzad at Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan in 2003.
    Karen Ballard
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    Donald Rumsfeld in a ceremonial robe presented to him by Kazakh officials in Astana in 2002. Rumsfeld recalls that the robe actually came in handy to cover up a large hole in his suit pants, which virtually disintegrated as he got out of the car to join the meeting.
    Rumsfeld Collection
  • Donald Rumsfeld over the years

    Rumsfeld and his wife Joyce at their surprise fiftieth wedding anniversary party in 2004.
    Department of Defense photograph by Helene C. Stikkel
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    Donald Rumsfeld and his family at his farewell ceremony at the Pentagon on Dec. 15, 2006.
    David Hume Kennerly
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