Donald Rumsfeld was the 13th and 21st U.S. Secretary of Defense. He currently chairs the Rumsfeld Foundation, which supports leadership and public service at home and the growth of free political and free economic systems abroad. The Rumsfeld Foundation funds microfinance development projects, fellowships for graduate students interested in public service, the development of young leaders from Central Asia and the Caucasus, and charitable causes that benefit the men and women of the U.S. armed forces and their families.
Born in Evanston Illinois, Rumsfeld graduated from Princeton and attended the Georgetown University Law Center. He has been married to Joyce Pierson since 1954. The couple have three children, six grandchildren, and one great grandchild.