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Bill Cohen
20th United States Secretary of Defense
In office
January 24, 1997 â€“ January 20, 2001
President Bill Clinton
Deputy John Hamre
Rudy de Leon
Preceded by William Perry
Succeeded by Donald Rumsfeld
Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee
In office
January 4, 1995 â€“ January 3, 1997
Preceded by David Pryor
Succeeded by Chuck Grassley
Chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee
In office
January 5, 1981 â€“ January 3, 1983
Preceded by John Melcher
Succeeded by Mark Andrews
United States Senator
from Maine
In office
January 3, 1979 â€“ January 3, 1997
Preceded by Bill Hathaway
Succeeded by Susan Collins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine’s 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1973 â€“ January 3, 1979
Preceded by Bill Hathaway
Succeeded by Olympia Snowe
Personal details
Born William Sebastian Cohen
(1940-08-28) August 28, 1940 (age 76)
Bangor, Maine, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Diana Dunn (divorced 1987)
Janet Langhart (1996–present)
Alma mater Bowdoin College
Boston University
Religion Unitarian Universalism[1]

For while the threat of nuclear holocaust has been significantly reduced, the world remains a very unsettled and dangerous place.
William S. Cohen
Terrorism is escalating to the point that Americans soon may have to choose between civil liberties and more intrusive means of protection.
William S. Cohen