Monday, December 13, 2010

Richard Holbrooke

Died on December 13, 2010.

During the Clinton administration, he served as the Assistant Secretary of State. During the Obama administration, he served as the Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan. His death interrupted the reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Nestor Kirchner

Died on October 27, 2010.

He was the president of Argentina until December 10, 2007. His wife, Christina Fernandez de Kirchner, succeeded him as president and is the current president of Argentina.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

George Steinbrenner

Died on July 13, 2010.

George Steinbrenner owned the Yankees baseball team. In the early 70s, he made some illegal campaign contributions to Richard Nixon, for which he got into trouble. During the late 70s and early 80s, Steinbrenner worked as an informant for the FBI in a terrorism case. The FBI has not disclosed which case. It appears that Ronald Reagan pardoned Steinbrenner for his illegal campaign contributions as a reward for becoming an FBI informant.