Eduard Shevardnadze Fast Facts

N 357992 002 23Sep99 Washington, Dc 679733 Bill Clinton Meets With Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze In The Oval Office. Here, Eduard Shevardnadze.  (Photo By The White House/Getty Images)

Here's a look at the life of Eduard Shevardnadze, former president of Georgia.

Birth date: January 25, 1928
Death date: July 7, 2014
Birth place: Mamati, Republic of Georgia, USSR
    Birth name: Eduard Amvrosievich Shevardnadze
    Marriage: Nanuli Shevardnadze-Tsagareishvili (date unknown - October 20, 2004, her death)
    Children: Paata;Manana
    Education: Kutaisi Pedagogical Institute
    Other Facts:
    Target of multiple assassination attempts.
    Nicknamed "white fox."
    1948 - Joins the Communist Party of Georgia.
    1965-1972 - Georgia's Minister of Internal Affairs.
    1972-1985 - Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Georgia.
    July 1985-1990 - Serves as USSR minister of foreign affairs, is appointed by Mikhail Gorbachev.
    December 20, 1990 - Resigns as minister of foreign affairs.
    July 1991 - Resigns from the Communist Party.
    November 19, 1991-December 25, 1991 - Returns as USSR minister of foreign affairs.
    September 1991 - His book, "The Future Belongs to Freedom," is published.
    March 1992-November 1995 - Chairman of the State Council of Georgia.
    November 5, 1995-November 23, 2003 - President of Georgia.
      November 23, 2003 - Resigns from office amid public protests and claims of corruption.
      July 7, 2014 - Georgia's GHN news agency reports that Shevardnadze has died at the age of 86.