Throwback Thursday: Who’s This Dreamy Defense Man?


This robust young man was likened to a tough Swiss even though his father’s family was of German ancestry. He kept buff in junior high and middle school by being active in several sports, most notably in wrestling, but also as a defensive back on the school’s “lightweight” or sprint football team. Outside of sports, he also received some of the highest honors given to Boy Scouts. He was awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout and the Silver Buffalo award.

After high school he went on to marry his high school sweetheart, with whom he had three children. In line with his privileged upbringing, this future political heavy weight attended Princeton University. He proved his mental meddle by writing his senior thesis on a legal case of limited powers of the president – Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer. From there he went onto Georgetown to get his law degree, but never completed it.

Answer: Donald Rumsfeld