Nebraska Authors

Clayton Yeutter

Born 1930-12-10 Eustis, NE (USA)

Died 2017-03-04
Potomac, MD (USA)

Educated as an agricultural economist and lawyer, mainly at the University of Nebraska, Yeutter had a distinguished career in agribusiness, government, and politics. He served as United States Secretary of Agriculture from 1989 to 1991 under President George H.W. Bush and continued as Counselor to the President in 1992. He was best known to the public for promoting American agricultural interests and as a trade negotiator. He served as Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Consumer Services from 1973 to 1974, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for International Affairs and Commodity Programs from 1974 to 1975, and Deputy Special Representative for Trade Negotiations from 1975 to 1977. He served as United States Trade Representative from 1985 to 1989. He also served as President and CEO of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange from 1978 to 1985. He filled numerous other related government and corporate posts, and was an active member of the Republican Party, serving briefly as Chair of the Republican National Committee in 1991.

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Agriculture; Agricultural Economists; Farmers; Presidential Advisors; Cabinet Members; Lawyers; International Trade


B.S. in Agriculture, 1952, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Studied Agricultural Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (no degree), 1960
JD, cum laude, 1963, College of Law, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
PhD, Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska, 1966


Agricultural Economist
Civil Servant
Trade Negotiator


FarmHouse Fraternity, University of Nebraska


Opportunity of a Century to Liberalise Farm Trade : Rapporteurs' Report. 2002. (Andrew Stoeckel and Hugh Corbet, with a Chairman's statement by Clayton Yeutter)

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