Caspar Weinberger Jr.

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Caspar Willard "Cap" Weinberger, Jr. (born 1947), is the son of U.S. Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger and Jane Weinberger.[1] Born in San Francisco, he studied Modern British History at Harvard College, the same school where his father had been editor of The Harvard Crimson. He earned a B.A. in 1968.

At Harvard Weinberger was the San Francisco manager for Operation Match, an early computer dating service based in Boston partly owned by Douglas H. Ginsburg.[2] From 1968 to 1971, He was an AFTRA producer, director and writer of documentary news films for NBCs San Francisco affiliate, KRON-TV. Weinberger's documentaries won several awards, including the Associated Press Award for “Best California Documentary”.

In 1972, California Governor Ronald Reagan hired Weinberger to help set up the Office of Information Services. He would later work for President Reagan, in 1981, working for the newly formed Federal International Communications Agency (formerly the U.S.I.A.), where he helped create Worldnet, the TV counterpart to the Voice of America.

Weinberger later worked as a consultant to Smith Affiliated Capital Corporation in New York City, and the Washington D.C. public relations firm, Gray and Company. He also worked as an independent consultant and music producer until settling in Mount Desert, Maine in 1997.

Today, Weinberger is a writer, author and lecturer on national and international affairs. He is also publisher of Windswept House, which his mother Jane Dalton Weinberger (died 2009) founded in the 1980s. Weinberger is a frequent contributor to several publications, including the Capital News Group in Wisconsin, Human Events and a short-lived military magazine Armchair General. He is the principal trustee of the Caspar Weinberger Foundation, a tribute to his father's legacy as a statesman.

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  1. Woo, Elaine (2009-07-15). "Jane Weinberger dies at 91; author, publisher and wife of Defense secretary". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
  2. Mathews, T. Jay (1965-11-03). "Operation Match". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved April 20, 2012.

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