Ex-Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger dies

FILE - In this June 14, 2000, photo Lawrence Eagleburger, former U.S. Secretary of State, Ambassador at large, representing the U.S. Red Cross talks during a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Eagleburger, the only career U.S. foreign service officer to rise to the position of U.S. Secretary of State, died Saturday, June 4, 2011. He was 80. (AP Photo/ Donald Stampfli, File)

June 4, 2011 9:53:08 PM PDT
The only career foreign service officer to rise to the position of secretary of state, Lawrence Eagleburger was a straightforward diplomat whose exuberant style masked a hard-driving commitment to solving tangled foreign policy problems.