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Shultz elected to American Philosophical Society

STANFORD -- George P. Shultz, former U.S. Secretary of State and Stanford professor, has been elected to the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States.

Founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin, the American Philosophical Society supports scholarship in all fields of knowledge through its research grants, publications and library.

Shultz is professor emeritus of international economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, in addition to being a Distinguished Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford.

The election brings to 29 the number of American Philosophical Society members on the Stanford faculty. Two others are affiliated with the Hoover Institution. The society has 500 members in the United States and 100 foreign members.



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