Brent Scowcroft

9th & 17th United States National Security Advisor

Brent Scowcroft (born March 19, 1925) is a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant General. He was the United States National Security Advisor under U.S. Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush.

Brent Scowcroft
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Scowcroft in 2013
9th & 17th United States National Security Advisor
In office
November 3, 1975 – January 20, 1977
PresidentGerald Ford
Preceded byHenry Kissinger
Succeeded byZbigniew Brzeziński
In office
January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byColin Powell
Succeeded byAnthony Lake
Personal details
Born (1925-03-19) March 19, 1925 (age 95)
Ogden, Utah, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Marian Horner (m. 1951)
ChildrenKaren Horner (deceased)
Alma materColumbia University
ProfessionMilitary officer, diplomat

Scowcroft was born on March 19, 1925 in Ogden, Utah.[1] He studied at Columbia University. Scowcroft has been married to Marian Horner since 1951. They had one daughter.


  1. "Brent Scowcroft". Center for Strategic and International Studies. 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012.

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