Warren Christopher remembered at memorial service

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Posted: Mar 29, 2011 12:36 AM
Warren Christopher remembered at memorial service

Warren Christopher was remembered at a memorial service as an architect for peace whose influence was felt from Bosnia to the Mideast.

The former secretary of state _ who died March 18 at 85 _ was hailed Monday as a master statesman who brought a steady hand to world trouble spots.

A former deputy at the State Department, Strobe Talbott, recalled at the service in Los Angeles that Christopher worked tirelessly to ensure the removal of nuclear weapons from Ukraine and cement the peace between Israel and Jordan.

With former Vice President Al Gore and other dignitaries looking on, Talbott said Christopher was "prepared to go the last mile" during his 1993-1996 tenure in the Clinton administration.

Christopher died from complications from bladder and kidney cancer.