Nixon Enemies List entry for
Schultze, Charles L.:
|List and position:||Second, #45|
|Name as originally listed:||Schultze, Charles L.|
|Vitals:||12/12/1924 - 9/27/2016|
- Brookings Scholar for 45 years at left-leaning Brookings Institution.
- economic advisor to Kennedy, Johnson and Carter.
- on the Council of Economic Advisers under Eisenhower.
- earned a reputation as an expert on causes of inflation.
- briefly worked for the Democratic National Committee while a graduate student, but that wasn't enough to get listed.
- on the Second List under "McGovern Staff and Campaign Contributors." On page 1709 of Book 4 of the Watergate testimony, he is identified as the McGovern Campaign's Vice Chairman - Policy Panel for National Security; Former Director, Bureau of the Budget. On page 1711 his role is further specified as "Domestic Aspects of Military Spending."
- His position in the McGovern campaign is clearly the reason he was listed.
- served 3 years in the Infantry during and after WW II, interrupting his time at Georgetown University.
- awarded Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
- got hired by President Kennedy after his writings explained why the deficit fell after Kennedy's tax cuts. (In 1982 he ridiculed Reagan's "supply side" credulity as a misreading of his writings.)
- was not vocally against the Vietnam War. In fact, some thought he helped Robert McNamara, obscure the rising costs of the war in Vietnam in the 1967 federal budget.
- wrote a bunch of papers and books about economic policy--none on the New York Times Best Sellers List.
- His place on the Enemies List was not mentioned in the NY Times or Brookings Institution obituaries, but his 2007 comical appearance on Da Ali G Show was noted in both.
- Nickname was Charlie, for the record.
- Not to be confused with Charles H. Schulze, Washington D.C. personal injury lawyer who died of a heart attack in 2009 at 73 after rescuing two boys in a rip current in Florida.
- And, good grief, not to be confused with Charles Schulz, Peanuts Cartoonist who died in 2000.
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