June 8, 1996 in Nation/World

Dole Taps Rumsfeld, Weber To Direct Policy

Compiled From Wire Services

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and former Minnesota Rep. Vin Weber will serve as Bob Dole’s co-policy directors, his campaign announced Friday.

The pair will coordinate the work of three newly formed teams making recommendations on domestic policy, economic and trade issues, and foreign affairs and national security. In a statement, Dole called the teams “a source of ideas and strategic counsel.”

Rumsfeld, 64, directed defense under President Ford. He has been in private business since 1985, alternately heading a pharmaceutical company and high-technology communications firm.

Weber, 43, earlier was named to serve as Dole’s liaison to the committee rewriting the platform at this summer’s Republican National Convention. He retired from Congress in 1992, in the aftermath of the House bank scandal.

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