Harold Brown (Secretary of Defense)

U.S. Secretary of Defense (1927-2019)

Harold Brown (September 19, 1927 – January 4, 2019) was an American scientist and politician. He was the U.S. Secretary of Defense from 1977 to 1981 in the cabinet of President Jimmy Carter. He last served in the Lyndon Johnson administration as Director of Defense Research and Engineering and Secretary of the Air Force.

Harold Brown
14th United States Secretary of Defense
In office
January 21, 1977 – January 20, 1981
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byDonald Rumsfeld
Succeeded byCaspar Weinberger
Personal details
Born(1927-09-19)September 19, 1927
New York City, NY, U.S.
DiedJanuary 4, 2019(2019-01-04) (aged 91)
Rancho Santa Fe, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Colene Dunning McDowell (m. 1953; 2 children)
Alma materColumbia University

Brown died of pancreatic cancer on January 4, 2019 at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, California, aged 91.[1]

References Edit

  1. McFadden, Robert D. (2019-01-05). "Harold Brown, Defense Secretary in Carter Administration, Dies at 91". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-01-05.

Other websites Edit

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