Harold Rodham

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Harold Rodham
Allegiance Terran Confederation
Rank President of the Terran Confederation
Relations Daughter (deceased)


"I plan to sign the articles of the armistice within the hour, and with it establish a bilateral peace commission to work towards a permanent treaty between the Terran Confederation and the Kilrathi Empire." -President Harold Rodham, authorizing the passage of the 2668 Armistice.

Harold Rodham was the President of the Terran Confederation in 2668. He was of a short physical stature, which holograph films on him never reflect. His youngest daughter had been killed during the First Enigma Campaign.

Dave Quinson was his Vice-President and Rhonda Jamison was his Foreign Secretary. It was Jamison who insisted that he agree to the armistice offered by the Kilrathi. Quinson, however, was never convinced of the Kilrathi's good intentions.

The armistice was signed at the Frontier Orbital Base. President Rodham signed for the Confederation, Baron Jukaga for the Kilrathi Empire.

With the fleet being decommissioned under the terms of the armistice, Rodham and the Joint Chiefs of Staff secretly ordered Vance Richards and Geoffrey Tolwyn to take a Confederation battle group made up of volunteers to the Free Republic of the Landreich to protect it from Kilrathi incursions and to discover the Kilrathi's true intentions in the Hari region. The TCS Tarawa, aided by James Taggart on Bannockburn, detected the Hakaga fleet and sent the evidence of the Kilrathi's deception to Earth.

Rodham announced the existence of the Kilrathi fleet and called for the renouncing of the armistice. He demanded the resignation of Rhonda Jamison and had her investigated over alleged treason. His last executive order was for a full mobilization of the fleet, along with wartime government control of the economy. He officially pardoned Geoffrey Tolwyn for the Battle of Munro incident, and reinstated him as a full admiral in command of the Third Confederation Fleet, with the mission of organizing Earth's defenses.

He then resigned from office and Vice-President Quinson was quickly sworn in to take his place.

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Source: WC CIC Encyclopedia