Paul O’Neill Wiki – Paul O’Neill Bio
Paul Henry O’Neill served as the 72nd United States Secretary of the Treasury for part of President George W. Bush’s first term, from January 2001 to December 2002. He was fired in December 2002 for his public disagreement with the administration. Prior to his term as Secretary of the Treasury, O’Neill was chairman and CEO of Pittsburgh-based industrial giant Alcoa and chairman of the RAND Corporation.
Paul O’Neill, a former Treasury secretary who broke with George W. Bush over tax policy and then produced a book critical of the administration, died Saturday. He was 84.
Paul O’Neill Age
He was 84 years old.
Paul O’Neill Career
After President Gerald Ford lost the 1976 election, O’Neill took an executive job at International Paper in New York City. He was vice president of the company from 1977 to 1985 and president from 1985 to 1987. In 1989, President George H. W. Bush approached him to be Secretary of Defense. O’Neill declined, but recommended Dick Cheney for the position. Bush then chased O’Neill to chair an education advisory group that included Lamar Alexander, Bill Brock and Richard Riley. O’Neill was president and CEO of the Pittsburgh industrial giant Alcoa from 1987 to 1999, and retired as president in late 2000. Earlier in his term, O’Neill encountered significant resistance from the Board of Directors due to his stance on prioritizing the safety of workers. The company’s market value increased from $ 3 billion in 1986 to $ 27.53 billion in 2000, while net income increased from $ 200 million to $ 1,484 billion. In 1995 O’Neill was named president of the RAND Corporation.
Community service career
In December 1997, O’Neill along with Karen Wolk Feinstein, president of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, founded the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI). They brought together a broad coalition of health care interests to begin addressing health care issues, as a region. PRHI adapted the principles of the Toyota Production System to the “Perfecting Patient Care” system. O’Neill became a local and national leader in treating patient quality and safety issues in healthcare. O’Neill was also a co-leader of the Pittsburgh Riverlife Task Force, along with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editor at the time, John G. Craig Jr. O’Neill was also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon University. In addition, he was part of the Board of Directors of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.
Paul O’Neill Death & Cause
Paul o Neil Died From lung cancer
O’Neill died at his home in Pittsburgh on April 18, 2020, aged 84.