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Schlesinger



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Schlesinger
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Schlesinger, James R (1929-) American manager, chair of the Atomic Energy Commission, 1971-1973, Secretary of Defense, 1973-1975.

James R. Schlesinger served in numerous governmental positions during the 1960s and 1970s. After a career at the University of Virginia, 1955-1963, and RAND Corporation between 1963 and 1969, he went to the Bureau of the Budget/Office of Management and Budget, 1969-1971. He also served as chair of the Atomic Energy Commission, 1971-1973, and Secretary of Defense, 1973-1975. In 1977 he was appointed head of the newly created Department of Energy.

Born: 1929.

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  • Launius, Roger D, NASA Chief Historian, NASA History Office Home Page, Web Address when accessed: here.

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